A Roman marble archaistic head of a kore

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Lot 129
A Roman marble archaistic head of a kore

£ 50,000 - 70,000
US$ 62,000 - 87,000
A Roman marble archaistic head of a kore
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Depicted facing frontally, her face with finely carved features, her large eyes with incised irises and drilled pupils, with her lips full and shapely, her hair arranged in an archaistic fashion with three rows of drilled curls at the front, the rest combed back and wound into a large flat bun at the back of her head, a short ringlet in front of the ear and a long ringlet behind falling at the side of her neck, curving naturalistically into her upper chest, for insertion into a herm or archaistic drapery, 15½in (39.5cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    German private collection, acquired in the 1950s.

    Literature:
    There is a similar head in the Strasbourg Museum of Fine Art. Also for an archaistic head set into a herm from the Villa Albani, cf. P.C. Bol, Forschungen zur Villa Albani. Katalog der Antiken Bildwerke, vol. I, Berlin, 1989, no. 111, Taf. 196. For further discussion of the type, cf. M. Fullerton, The Archaistic Style in Roman Statuary, Leiden, 1990.

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A Roman marble archaistic head of a kore
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