4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Depicted with her head turned and tilted left, the oval face with a spade-shaped forehead, the fleshy lips pursed, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes with thick upper lids, the wavy hair parted at the center, bound in a band, the sides rolled back and tied in a chignon at the nape of her neck, a mortise for an attribute at the top of her head now filled
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
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Acquired by the current owner's grandparents, 1950s-1970s.
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