1 April 2008
A FRAGMENTARY CARVED MARBLE HEAD OF A MAIDEN
PROBABLY ITALIAN, FIRST HALF OF 19TH CENTURY
With flattened plaster base inscribed with inventory numbers F674 and 156, minor chips and losses to the extremities.
16 cm. high
Gartenpalais, Rossau, Wien, before 1979.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1979.
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