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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 261

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAENAD

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAENAD
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Lifesized, with an oval face, slightly dimpled chin and soft cheekbones, the fleshy lips parted, the heavy-lidded, almond-shaped eyes with drilled U-shaped treatment of the irises, the inner canthi drilled, her thick, deeply-drilled wavy hair parted in the center and pulled back over her ears and bound in a loose chignon at the nape of her neck, a crown of ivy vine encircling her head, the top of the head roughly hewn, preserving part of an iron pin for attachment of a separately-made section
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Imported into South America in the 1960s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN