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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 272

    A CENTRAL ASIAN SCHIST HEAD OF A SATYR

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A CENTRAL ASIAN SCHIST HEAD OF A SATYR
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The wide expressive face with a furrowed undulating brow and contoured creases at the bridge of the nose, the deeply-hollowed eyes recessed for now-missing inlays, with rounded cheeks, a wide nose and full lips, the large ears pointed at their upper tips, the hair a mass of upswept, thick wavy locks, surmounted by a twisted fillet, deep V-shaped creases on the neck
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with R. Jaquerod, Zurich, 1962.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION