A FRAGMENTARY ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF THE ARTEMIS OF GABII, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
her long wavy hair radiating from the forehead and bound in a fillet; no restorations.
Height 21 cm.
European private collection, early 20th Century (based on custom-made variegated green marble socle)
Hôtel des ventes Vanderkindere, Brussels, November 20th, 2013, no. 476
Based on the disposition of the hair and position of the fillet, the present lot is a fragment of a Roman copy of the Artemis of Gabii type. The eponymous copy is in the Louvre: A. Pasquier and J.-L. Martinez, eds., Praxitèle, exh. cat. Paris, 2007, pp. 312ff., no. 73. The Greek original is dated to the mid-4th Century B.C. and attributed to Praxiteles.