3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GREEK MARBLE FEMALE HEAD
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Depicting a queen or goddess, her head turned and tilted to her right, the oval face with a spade-shaped forehead and a pointed chin, the fleshy lips slightly parted, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes with thick lids, her arching brows merging with the bridge of the nose, her hair center parted and rolled back, likely finished in stucco at the back, with a central projection drilled on either side
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 October 1999, lot 141.
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