Lot 4
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A Hellenistic Marble Head of a Goddess, circa 3rd/2nd Century B.C.

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
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Description

  • A Hellenistic Marble Head of a Goddess
  • marble
  • Height 5 1/4 in. 13.4 cm.
probably Aphrodite, ultimately inspired by a sculpture by Praxiteles, turned very slightly to her right, her oval face with soft finely-carved features, her wavy hair parted in the center, bound in a diadem, and drawn back into a large chignon above the nape of the neck, remains of an iron(?) pin at the center of the diadem.

Provenance

probably the engineer and collector Neil Reisner
Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, May 2nd, 1975, no. 134, illus.
Walter Randel, March, 1976
California private collection, 1976-2014
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