Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
With youthful idealizing features, her head turned and tilted slightly to the left on a slender neck, her hair center parted with the locks rolled back over her ears, bound in a fillet, and tied in a chignon at the nape of her neck, a thick tress trailing below, her oval face with deeply-set eyes below overhanging brows, unarticulated almond-shaped eyes, and slightly-parted lips
11 in. (27.9 cm.) high
Estate of Herman Block and Olga Fariña, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired in England in the 1940s-1950s.
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