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Greek Marble Head of a Woman

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Culture
: Greek
Period
: Magna Graecia, ca. late 4th century B.C.
Material
: Marble
Dimensions
: H: 35 cm (13.8 in)
Price
: POR
Provenance
:

The Gilbert collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired in New York, 7 October 1999


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This large and very finely sculpted marble head appears to be a young girl, as one can read from the grace of her delicate characteristics. She tilts her head slightly to the left. Her arched eyebrows are demarcated, with eyes set back, a delicate nose, all as fine as the small lips. Her hairstyle is charming, pulled towards the back in small bands, then tucked into a hairnet known as the saccos.

Published

The Gilbert Collection: by Phoenix Ancient Art, New York, 2019, no. 126

 

Exhibited

La Biennale, Grand Palais, Paris, 11-17 September 2019;

Brussels Art Square, Sablon, Brussels; September 20 – 22 2019;

Salon Art + Design, Park Avenue Armory, New York, November 2019

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