estate of Jean and Suzanne Joubert, Angers, acquired in the 1960s (Ivoire Anger/Saumur, Xavier de la Perraudière, commissaire-priseur, Angers, October 22nd, 2014, no. 66, illus.) acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Similar heads are in Geneva (J. Chamay and J.-L. Maier, Art grec. Sculptures en pierre du Musée de Genève, 1990, p. 13, no. 12, pl. 11), and in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania (D. Gilman Romano and I. Bald Romano, Catalogue of the Classical Collections of the Glencairn Museum, 1999, p. 7, no. 10). For Cypriote sculpture of the Hellenistic period in general see J. Breton Connelly, Votive Sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus, 1988.
Nose and front of lips restored. Scratch on chin and next to proper left corner of mouth. Possible remains of red pigment on white of eyes. Minor scratches, chips, and areas of abrasions overall. Surface very dirty. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."