4 June 2008
ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF FEDERICO CASTELLUCCIO
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Her oval face with fleshy lips, lidded almond-shaped eyes recessed below thin brows, and a rounded chin, her hair parted at the center and rolled back, bound in a top knot and a chignon at the back
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1984.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1999.
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