A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
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Property from a European Private Collection

A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Property from a European Private Collection

A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

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Description

Property from a European Private Collection

A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF A YOUTH, 3RD QUARTER OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.


turned to his left, with full parted lips, deep-set eyes, and prominent brow, the short hair freely carved; no restorations.

Height 15 cm.

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Provenance

Galerie Nina Borowski, Rue du Bac, Paris

Galerie Simone de Monbrison, Rue des Saint-Pères, Paris, acquired from the above

Robin Symes, Ltd., London, acquired from the above

European private collection, acquired from the above on December 14th, 1978

by descent to the current owner

Catalogue Note

The present head represents an athlete, recognizable by his swollen ears. The complete figure was circa 105 cm high and could have been part of a funerary monument. For the rendering of the facial features compare the head of the youth from the so-called Ilissos-stele (J. Bergemann, Demos und Thanatos, 1997, pl. 94,4), or the head offered at Sotheby’s, London, June 13th, 2016, no. 8.

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