12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
Circa Late 2nd Century A.D.
Possibly Diana, her oval face with idealized features, her lidded almond-shaped eyes under softly-modelled brows, her fleshy lips slightly parted, the filtrum indicated, her chin rounded, wearing a crescentic diadem with a beaded edge in her center-parted wavy hair
9½ in. (24.1 cm) high
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The high diadem worn by this goddess is reminiscent to that of the "Diana from Versailles." See figs. 246-8 in Bieber, Ancient Copies, Contributions to the History of Greek and Roman Art.
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