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LOT 0049

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EUR (€) 580 - 820
USD ($) 630 - 880

Current bid: £410 (+bp*)
(13 Bids, Reserve met)

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(13 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £410
CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF A GODDESS
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY B.C.
8 1/4 in. (1.11 kg total, 21 cm high including stand).

Carved in the round, head of a female wearing her gown over the top of her head; sombre facial features and elongated neck, the hair dressed in radiating segments; mounted on a custom-made stand. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
with Bonham's, 22 April 1999, no.97.
From a collection acquired on the UK art market from various auction houses and collections mostly before 2000.
From an important Cambridgeshire estate; thence by descent.

Accompanied by copies of the relevant Bonham's catalogue pages.

LITERATURE:
Cf. similar female face on a statue of Aphrodite in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, under accession number 74.51.2464.

CONDITION