Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art Part I

Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art Part I

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Property from the Estate of Paul and Marianne Steiner

A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2500 B.C.

Auction Closed

December 7, 04:32 PM GMT

Estimate

70,000 - 100,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Paul and Marianne Steiner

A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess

Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2500 B.C.


lying with her legs bent at the knees and slender tapering forearms resting beneath her breasts, with small feet with grooved toes, broad rounded thighs, conical breasts, broad shoulders, long tapering neck, and lyre-shaped head with convex facial plain and large aquiline nose, the spinal column and V-shaped neckline in back indicated by deep grooves. 

Height 19.4 cm.


collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, New York, probably acquired in the 1960s, as noted by Pat Getz-Gentle in her 2001 publication (Christie’s, New York, June 2nd, 1995, no. 40, illus.)

Christos G. Bastis, New York (Sotheby’s, New York, Antiquities from the Collection of the late Christos G. Bastis, December 9th, 1999, no. 47, illus.)

acquired by Marianne Steiner at the above sale


Published

Pat Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, Madison,

Wisconsin, 2001, p. 46, p. 175, pl. 36, and fig. 23

Pat Getz-Gentle, Ancient Art of the Cyclades, Katonah, New York, 2006, p. 33, no.

24 (not illus.)