Fine Roman Marble Head of a Goddess

14249. Fine Roman Marble Head of a Goddess

Circa 1st to 2nd Century AD.

A beautiful head with oval face, fleshy lips, almond eyes, and wavy hair centrally parted and bound in a fillet, the eyes drilled at the corners. The idealized features indicate that the head probably represented a goddess, possibly Aphrodite. The canon for this style dates back to Pheidian Sculpture of the 5th century BC. Excellent wear and erosion patterns attest to the authenticity. Size: 6 1/2 high (16.51 cm); 10 inches (25.4cm) on custom mount. Provenance: New York City Collection acquired from a Private Round Rock TX collector.
Compare Vermule, C., Sculpture in Stone, MFA Boston 1976 for a similar example.


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