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Lot 104A: A Greek marble face, likely of a goddess

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • A Greek marble face, likely of a goddess
  • A Greek marble face, likely of a goddess
  • A Greek marble face, likely of a goddess
  • A Greek marble face, likely of a goddess
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Description: A Greek marble face, likely of a goddess, from a statue, c. 4th – 3rd Century BC, the features nicely modeled in classical style. At times, due to lack of marble or other stone, images of gods, full statues or busts, may have been fashioned of another material such as plaster, and given a marble face, such as the example presented here. It is thought that the hole on the back of the face was used to hang these types of head up on the wall, though it may have also simply been used to join the face to the rest of the sculpture. H: 6 1/8 in (15.5cm), W: 5 in (12.7cm). Light deposits and mounted on custom base. Ex collection of William Major Tedder.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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