• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    A GREEK BRONZE ATTACHMENT

    LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

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    A GREEK BRONZE ATTACHMENT
    LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of Nike, the goddess with her wings outstretched, her torso twisted to her left, her head turned right, her peplos billowing behind and clinging to her feminine form, holding the strap of the oval shield in her left hand, the details finely incised including her feathers, her necklace, a band of wave along the edge of the shield, tongues on the interior, stippling below her feet
    5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auktion 40, 13 December 1969, lot 144.
    German Private Collection, 1980s-1990s.
    with Rhea Gallery, Zurich, 2005.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note additional provenance information:
    Münzen und Medaillen, Auktion 40, 13 December 1969, lot 144.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III