Greek Marble Head of a Woman
Period: Magna Graecia, ca. late 4th century B.C.
Dimensions: H: 35 cm (13.8 in)
The Gilbert collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired in New York, 7 October 1999
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.
The Gilbert Collection: by Phoenix Ancient Art, New York, 2019, no. 126
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