4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 68,500
USD 70,000 - USD 90,000
A CYCLADIC MARBLE RECLINING FEMALE FIGURE
EARLY SPEDOS VARIETY, CIRCA 2600-2500 B.C.
Sculpted with a lyre-shaped head, a slender nose, and an elongated neck, the shoulders sloping down, with small breasts, the arms folded right below left, the inguinal lines of the incised pubic triangle bisected by the upper end of the deep cleft that separates the legs, the knees slightly bent, with incised creases behind the knees and around the ankles, the spine delineated by a shallow groove, the feet originally angled down
6 7/8 (17.5 cm.) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
with Crescent Gallery, Tokyo.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 7 December 2000, lot 395.
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