This fine head with its enigmatic archaic smile so typical of Ionian archaic sculpture would appear to be the product of a central or western Greek School of sculpture, cf. A. Stewart, Greek Sculpture, Yale, 1990, nos. 236 and 256, for the sculptural group of Theseus and Antiope (circa 550-490 B.C.) and the Enthroned Goddess (circa 470 B.C.) in Berlin.
This lot is accompanied by a certificate from The Art Loss Register.