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.
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
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.