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Greek Archaic period limestone head

G82

£2,000.00

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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.

Culture
Greek, Archaic Period, mid 6th Century BC

Condition
Fragment as shown

Size
6.2 x 4.3 cms

Provenance
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.

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