12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Perhaps depicting a Muse, based on the floral garland worn in her center-parted wavy hair, the garland once with a separately-made center-piece pinned in place, her oval face with a spade-shaped forehead, large lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, the eyes unarticulated, the lips of the small mouth slightly parted
9½ in. (24.1 cm) high
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Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, no. 172.
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