Lot 10
  • 10

A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2500 B.C.

Estimate
175,000 - 225,000 USD
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Description

  • A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess
  • marble
  • Height 9 11/16 in. 24.6 cm.
of Early Spedos type, lying with her arms folded under her breasts, with long neck of oval section slightly crested in back, and slender lyre-shaped head with high wedge-shaped aquiline nose, the spinal column, base of the neck, and other details incised; faint traces of red pigment.

Provenance

Vivian and David Campbell Collection, acquired in Europe in the mid 1980s
Sotheby's, New York, December 7th, 2005, no. 43, illus.

Literature

The Merrin Gallery, New York, Masterpieces of Cycladic Art, 1989, no. 14, illus.

Catalogue Note

For related examples cf. J. Thimme, Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Karlsruhe, 1976, nos. 138-140, 142, and 143.

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