Greek Archaic period limestone headG82
A rare carved limestone head with typically Archaic features including high cheek-bones, voluminous eyes and long hair.
The profile of the head and shape of the hair locks suggests it may originate from a sphinx rather than a kouros figure.
Greek, Archaic Period, mid 6th Century BC
Fragment as shown
6.2 x 4.3 cms
Ex. private collection, Beccles, Suffolk, UK; acquired before 1970.
The style of carving is close to the kouros sculptures known as Kleobis and Biton, now in the Delphi Museum, Greece.