Lot 7

A Greek female marble Cycladic idol of the Kapsala type, circa mid 3rd millennium B.C.

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots

Hammer price € 12,500

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The forearms of the idol placed in parallel across the torso. The breasts are clearly shaped and set wide apart. The back is flat, a vertical notch indicates the spine. The knees drawn slightly upwards, unmistakably showing the figure in a recumbent position. Generally decorated with clear, distinct, severely simplified geometric shapes. White, fine crystalline island marble. The head and left lower leg have been lost. The surface slightly rough on the front, yet with a beautiful patina. Height 15 cm.
Provenance: From the collection of a South German classical philologist, acquired by him during the 1950s and 1960s. Remaining thereafter in the family estate.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 246 lots and starts on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 pm (CET). The pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19 - 24, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (CET).