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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    With a full oval face, a pointed chin and small mouth, the straight nose merging with the arching brows, the thickly-lidded eyes unarticulated, her wavy hair center parted and rolled back, bound in a bun in four sections, two short tendrils falling before her ears
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dr. Jose Carlos Spielman, Petrópolis, Brazil, received as a gift in the 1940s.