Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Perhaps Ceres, lifesized, her wavy center-parted hair pulled back over the tops of her ears and tied in a chignon, with sheaves of wheat rising up above the part, her oval face with a spade-shaped forehead and gently-arching brows, the lidded eyes unarticulated, the small mouth with pursed lips, the long neck with shallow Venus wrinkles, splaying at the base for insertion
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
Adler family collection, Lausanne, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1952.
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