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Ancient Greek over Lifesize Hellenistic Marble Head of an Athlete, 300 BC


A Hellenistic over lifesize marble head of an athlete, circa 300 BC. Turned slightly to his left, the idealized oval face with deep set almond-shaped eyes, framed by a sweeping, prominent brow, the full lips slightly parted with the hint of a melancholic smile. The hair is swept back around the face, falling into a mass of tight, thick curls at the crown and tumbling down onto the neck and over the tops of the ears. A powerful piece of sculpture, full of pathos. Height: 13 1/4 inches or 14 inches as mounted. Provenance: From the collection of Heinrich Forkarth, Austria, acquired prior to 1970.


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  • Condition Details
    The surface worn, a small area of restoration to the proper right cheek and eye lid.
  • Dimensions
    H 14 in. x Dm 10 in.H 35.56 cm x Dm 25.4 cm
  • Diameter
    10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
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