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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS

    LATE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
    LATE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Her head turned slightly to the left, with idealised features, her hair centrally-parted, pulled up into a top knot, tied at the back in a chignon, and bound with a narrow fillet
    3 ¾ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Spink & Son, London.
    Private collection, Europe, acquired from the above 1960s/1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR