A Hellenistic marble male head Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. Depicted turning to the left, the mouth open to reveal the teeth, the lidded eyes with the inner canthi drilled, with long curling drilled hair, 6in (15.4cm) high, mounted
Provenance: Israeli private collection, 1970s.
Literature: The twisting of the head, down-turned eyes, and open-mouthed expression are characteristic of Hellenistic sculpture and particularly of representations of Alexander the Great. For similar examples, cf. M. Bieber, The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age, New York, 1955, figs. 54, 63, 72 and 455.