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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 133

    A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF A MALE VOTARY

    CIRCA LATE 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF A MALE VOTARY
    CIRCA LATE 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Wearing a conical-shaped headdress with lines indicating upturned cheek-flaps, with almond-shaped eyes and slight smile, mounted
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Van Berchem collection, Switzerland, acquired in the 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
    PROPERTY FROM THE VAN BERCHEM COLLECTION