6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTION
A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD
EARLY CYCLADIC II, CIRCA 2600-2400 B.C.
From a reclining female figure, the face of the lyre-shaped head with a continuous convex form, bending back toward the gently curving crown, and echoed in the rounded chin, the long slender nose situated just below the center of the face, on a broad cylindrical neck
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
Acquired well prior to 1990.
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For the type see pl. 35 in Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture.
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