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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS

    CIRCA 1ST- 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
    CIRCA 1ST- 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Over-lifesized, her head slightly inclined to the left, her smooth oval face with soft cheekbones, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes with heavy lids under softly-modelled brows, the inner canthi drilled, her bow-shaped mouth with the lips slightly parted, the philtrum indicated, her chin rounded, the hair a mass of upswept, thick wavy locks covering the top of her small ears, center parted and bound in a chignon at the back, remains of an iron pin at the crown of the head for the attachment of a now-missing attribute
    13¼ in. (33.5 cm) high


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    Provenance

    Property of a Lady; Christies, London, 11 July 1990, lot 262.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTOR