A Roman marble head of Minerva

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Lot 146
A Roman marble head of Minerva

Sold for £ 65,062 (US$ 85,070) inc. premium
A Roman marble head of Minerva
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Wearing a Corinthian helmet decorated with rams' heads on the cheek pieces pushed back from her face, exposing her waved hair, centrally-parted and drawn towards the nape of her neck, her head turned slightly to the right, her articulated almond-shaped eyes with defined lids and her lips slightly parted, 42.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Charles Ede Limited, London.
    Private collection, UK, acquired from the above in June 1993.

    This head of the goddess of war is derived from a Greek original dating to the late 5th-early 4th Century B.C, the so-called Giustiniani type, after a full-length statue in the Vatican Museums, acc. no. 2223. For another head of Athena, found in the Stoa of Attalos, see National Museum, Athens, acc. no. 3004.
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