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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 216

    A 'CAMPANA' FRAGMENTARY TERRACOTTA RELIEF

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, 1940s.


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