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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 123

    A GREEK MARBLE VEILED BUST OF A WOMAN

    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK MARBLE VEILED BUST OF A WOMAN
    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Perhaps funerary, depicted with an oval face, the chin rounded, her thin undulating lips drilled at the corners, with a long, straight, thin nose, the almond-shaped eyes contoured, with thick lids and sharp angled brows, her center-parted hair rolled back from her forehead, her veil pulled up over the crown of her head and falling to her shoulders on either side of her strong cylindrical neck, her garment with rippling folds along her collar
    16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private Collection, formed in Europe, 1972.