4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAENAD
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Lifesized, with an oval face, slightly dimpled chin and soft cheekbones, the fleshy lips parted, the heavy-lidded, almond-shaped eyes with drilled U-shaped treatment of the irises, the inner canthi drilled, her thick, deeply-drilled wavy hair parted in the center and pulled back over her ears and bound in a loose chignon at the nape of her neck, a crown of ivy vine encircling her head, the top of the head roughly hewn, preserving part of an iron pin for attachment of a separately-made section
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Imported into South America in the 1960s-1970s.
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