28 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A 'CAMPANA' FRAGMENTARY TERRACOTTA RELIEF
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
Depicting a young satyr, holding the hands of another satyr (now almost missing), treading grapes, wearing a nebris (panther skin) tied around his neck, head bent forward, traces of blue and yellow pigment, mounted
8 in. (20 cm.) high
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With old ink inscribed collection label on reserve "Ep. Gallo-romain, II Siècle, Haut Empire ... Fevrières. 29.2.40".
Cf. J. Stubbe Ostergaard, Imperial Rome, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1996, p. 287, no. 188, for an almost identical scene.
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Formerly in a French private collection, 1940s.