5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD
LATE CLASSICAL TO EARLY HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
From a grave relief, sculpted nearly in the round, sensitively modelled, turned slightly left, the smooth oval face with slender cheeks sloping towards the prominent dimpled chin, with full lips pressed together and drilled at the corners, the small almond-shaped eyes with heavy lids, the bridge of the nose merging with the gracefully-arching brows, the wavy locks covering the tops of the ears, the slender neck with subtle folds
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Private Collection, Vienna, said to have been collected in the late 19th-early 20th century.
with Robin Symes, London, 2001.
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For a related example see no. 23, pp. 68-70 in Grossman, Greek Funerary Sculpture: Catalogue of the Collections at the Getty Villa.
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