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A Roman Marble Head of a Goddess, circa 1st Century A.D.
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 GBP
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ANOTHER PROPERTY

A Roman Marble Head of a Goddess, circa 1st Century A.D.
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Head of a Goddess, circa 1st Century A.D.
after a Greek original of the early 4th Century B.C., her face with serene countenance, full parted lips, and heavy-lidded eyes, her long wavy hair parted in the centre, bound in a diadem visible above the forehead, confined in a broad fillet, and tied in a chignon at the back; the proper right side of the hair once restored.
Total height 22 cm.; height of face 11.5 cm.
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Provenance

Kenneth Glover, esq. (Christie’s, London, June 26th, 1962, no. 304, illus.)

Catalogue Note

This remarkable head is the only known Roman copy of a hitherto unidentified Greek original of the early 4th Century B.C. The rendering of the hair and the position of the diadem visible across the forehead closely resemble the head of the statue of Eirene by Kephisodotos the Elder (circa 374 B.C.), which is known from several Roman copies (see S. Kansteiner, et al., eds., Der Neue Overbeck, vol. 3, 2014, p. 37f., no. 3). It may be suggested that the original of the present head was a work by the same artist.

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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