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LOT 0103

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GBP (£) 20,000 - 30,000
EUR (€) 22,100 - 33,150
USD ($) 24,600 - 36,900

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£20,000 (EUR 22,099; USD 24,603) (+bp*)

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Greek Marble Head of a Youth

4th century BC

A marble head once belonging to a statue of a young male, facing forwards; some very clear head and facial detailing, including the ears; voluminous cap of hair in curls; traces of sinter; mounted on a custom-made stand. 4.26 kg total, 25cm including stand (10"). Fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman living in central London; formerly with Cahn Auktionen AG, 13 November 2015, lot 181; previously in a private German collection founded in the 1950s; accompanied by copies of the relevant Cahn Auktionen AG catalogue pages.
Literature
See Hinks, R.P., Greek and Roman Portrait Sculpture, London, 1976, for discussion and comparison.