A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
hellenistic period, circa 3rd-2nd century b.c.
Perhaps Aphrodite, her oval face with a spade-shaped forehead in continuous profile with her slender nose, with pursed lips and rounded chin, the almond-shaped eyes unarticulated, her wavy, center-parted hair bound in a fillet and tied in a chignon in back, the fillet with a mortise for attachment of an attribute, perhaps a rosette
3 in. (8.9 cm.) high