16 June 2006
A ROMAN MARBLE FEMALE HEAD
CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Perhaps a goddess or an idealizing portrait, with youthful features, her almond-shaped lidded eyes articulated, the inner canthi drilled, her small bow-shaped mouth drilled at the corners, the filtrum indicated, her deeply-drilled wavy hair center parted, with the sides rolled back and tied into a chignon, two wisps falling onto her forehead, crowned with a crescentic diadem
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
Chevalier Collection, Bodensee, Germany, acquired in Izmir, 1963.
with Richard Philp Fine Art, London, 2004.
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Antiken aus Rheinischen Privatbesitz, Bonn, 1973, no. 362, pl. 166 (as a portrait of Lucilla).
Bonn, Rheinischen Landesmuseum, "Antiken aus Rheinischen Privatbesitz," 9 November 1973 - January 1974.
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