4 June 2015
A CYCLADIC MARBLE HEAD
LATE SPEDOS VARIETY, EARLY CYCLADIC II, CIRCA 2500-2400 B.C.
Lyre-shaped, with a rounded chin and a long triangular nose in relief, the neck slightly flaring and offset from the head by incised grooves
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
Lester Guttman (1919-2006) and Betty Guttman (1922-2014), Chicago, acquired while traveling in Europe, 1960s.
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For a similarly-shaped head on a complete figure, see no. 152 in J. Thimme and P. Getz-Preziosi, Art and Culture of the Cyclades.
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