A large Roman marble female head
Lot 118W
A large Roman marble female head
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 49,000 - 81,000

Lot Details
A large Roman marble female head A large Roman marble female head A large Roman marble female head
A large Roman marble female head
Late Republican, circa 40-20 B.C.
Over life-size, naturalistically carved with gentle features, the centrally-parted hair combed backwards, braided and coiled in a chignon at the back of the head, a lock falling down at either side of the neck, with full lips and defined chin, the neck with Venus rings, 14½in (37cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    With Royal Athena Galleries, New York, Art of the Ancient World, volume XVI, 2005, no. 13.
    German private collection.

    Literature:
    For a portrait in the British Museum (acc. no. 1873), dated to circa 50-30 B.C., with a similar coiled hair arrangement, cf. S. Walker and P. Higgs, Cleopatra of Egypt, London, 2001, pp. 228-229, no.210.
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