A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
Classical Period, Circa 4th Century B.C.
The large ovoid face with idealized features, including deeply-set almond-shaped lidded eyes, the pronounced arching brows merging with her straight nose, the fleshy lips slightly parted, her thick center-parted hair framing her face and bound in a taenia, a lead-filled mortise at the top of her head, the back of her head with a dowel hole for attachment, the head perhaps from a pediment
12 in. (30.5 cm) high
Thomas Hope Collection, Deepdene, 1770-1831
Greek and Roman Antiquities, Spink & Son Limited, London, 1924, no. 6
Kunstwerke Der Antike, Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, 13 May 1961, no. 13