Roman marble head of the Small Herculaneum Woman, circa 2nd Century A.D.
her youthful oval face with parted lips and finely carved eyes, her wavy hair arranged in a melon coiffure bound in a flat circular chignon at the back, a curl escaping before each ear; no restorations.
H. 23 cm (sans le socle); 9 in. (without the socle)
art market, France, between 1911 and 1951, based on the tailored varnished wood socle stamped Kichizo Inagaki (1876-1951), Paris
Marcel Heim, rue de Varennes, Paris
Collection Georges Renand, Paris (acquired from the above on October 24th 1952)
then by descent to the current owners