9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 62,500
A GREEK MARBLE VEILED FEMALE HEAD
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Her oval face with wavy center-parted hair pulled back over the tops of her ears, the lobes pierced, with delicate features, including a smooth forehead and gently-arching brows forming a continuous plane with the bridge of her slender nose, the lidded eyes deep-set, her small mouth with bow-shaped lips, wearing a veil over the top of her head, falling along her long graceful neck, with shallow flute-like folds in back, undulating folds along the forward edge, with several drilled mortises near the forward edge, some preserving iron pins
7 in. (17.7 cm.) high
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Eduardo Alonso, Switzerland, 1960s.