A Greek pentelic marble female head
Lot 120
A Greek Pentelic marble female head
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,083) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Greek Pentelic marble female head
Hellenistic, circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
The wavy hair arranged in a central parting, framing the serene features of the oval face, the almond-shaped eyes recessed for inlay, the broad mouth with full lips, 10in (25cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    French private collection, formed in the 1960s. Accompanied by a French export licence.

    Literature:
    For a goddess with recessed eyes that similarly displays the 5th and 4th Century elements present in 2nd Century classicising sculpture, cf. M. Bieber, The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age, New York, 1955, fig. 670.
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