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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD

ATTRIBUTED TO THE GOULANDRIS SCULPTOR, LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2500 B.C.

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A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD
ATTRIBUTED TO THE GOULANDRIS SCULPTOR, LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2500 B.C.
From a large reclining female figure, sculpted with a lyre-shaped head, the chin rounded, the long triangular nose well centered, the neck flaring slightly to one side and off-set from the head by a deep groove
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Kurt Flimm Collection, Karlsruhe, acquired in Paris, 1976.
with Charles Ede, London, 2005 (Greek Antiquities, no. 2).
Literature
J. Thimme, ed., Art and Culture of the Cyclades, Karlsruhe, 1977, no. 172.
P. Getz-Preziosi, "Addenda to the Cycladic Exhibition in Karlsruhe," in Archäologische Anzeiger, 1978, fig. 1, pp. I-II.
P. Getz-Preziosi, Sculptors of the Cyclades, Individual and Tradition in the Third Millennium B.C., Ann Arbor, 1987, no. 34, p. 160.
P. Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, Madison, 2001, no. 34, p. 163.
P. Sotirakopoulou, The "Keros Hoard": Myth or Reality? Searching for the Lost Pieces of a Puzzle, Athens, 2005, pp. 214-15, no. 210.
P. Getz-Gentle, "Keros Hoard Objects in Detail," AJA Online, April 2008, p. 4, no. 210.
Exhibited
Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum, June - October 1976.

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Lot Essay

For a recent analysis of the Goulandris Sculptor's prolific career see p. 84-93, pl. 71-76 in Getz-Gentle, op. cit.

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