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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 241

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Her oval face with bow-shaped fleshy lips, the thin arching brows merging with a long slender nose, framing almond-shaped lidded eyes, her wavy hair parted at the center and bound in a chignon at the nape of her neck, portions of a top-knot preserved, the ears drilled for now-missing earrings
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Estate of Judge John Edwin DeHardit, Gloucester, Virginia, collected in the 1950s-1970s (d. 2006).
    Motley's Auction and Realty Group, Richmond, Virginia, 26 September 2007, lot 349.