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A CYCLADIC MARBLE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, EARLY BRONZE AGE II, EARLY SPEDOS, CIRCA 2700-2500 B.C.

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Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Property from an American Private Collection

A CYCLADIC MARBLE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, EARLY BRONZE AGE II, EARLY SPEDOS, CIRCA 2700-2500 B.C.

A CYCLADIC MARBLE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, EARLY BRONZE AGE II, EARLY SPEDOS, CIRCA 2700-2500 B.C.

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

81,250

GBP

Property from an American Private Collection

A CYCLADIC MARBLE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, EARLY BRONZE AGE II, EARLY SPEDOS, CIRCA 2700-2500 B.C.


lying with her tapering forearms crossed beneath the breasts, three grooves indicating the fingers of the left hand, her right hand curved around her side with fingers marked by four grooves, a deep wide groove indicating the spinal column, traces of red pigment at the neckline.

Height 18.1 cm.

Fragmentary as shown, back of proper right shoulder broken off, very minor abrasions and scratches elsewhere, root-marks and areas of incrustation overall, especially over the back.


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Alberto Ulrich (d. 2002), New York City and the Spratling Ranch, Taxco, reputedly acquired in the mid 1950s

New York art market

Sotheby’s, New York, December 2nd, 1988, no. 85, illus.

Cf. P. Getz-Preziosi, Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections, 1987, no. 52 for a more complete figure very close in style. Also compare J. Thimme, Kunst und Kultur der Kykadeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., 1976, nos. 149-150.