5 December 2012
A GREEK LIMESTONE BUST OF A YOUNG WOMAN
CYRENAICA, LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Her slender oval face with a spade-shaped forehead and gently-arching brows merging with the bridge of her nose, her small almond-shaped eyes with thick lids, her bow-shaped mouth with full parted lips, her face framed by a halo of wavy locks emerging from below the edge of her himation, which is pulled over her head as a veil, enveloping her shoulders
15¾ in. (40 cm.) high
Ralph W. Stephans, Washington, D.C., 1960s.
Catharina Baart Biddle, Washington, D.C.
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For a similar example in marble see no. 416, pp. 441 and 757 in Carratelli, ed., The Western Greeks.
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