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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 236

    A BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A HORSE

    MID-6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A HORSE
    MID-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Standing four-square, with straight tail and thick mane, with red and brown painted linear and circular decoration; and a Roman bronze figure of a child wearing cloak wrapped around, the right arm cradling folds under the arm to form a basket, mounted, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D.
    4¼ in. (11 cm.) high and 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in an early 20th Century French private collection (item one); and property previously from a French deceased estate (item two).