• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 291

    A GREEK BRONZE FINIAL IN THE FORM OF A MONKEY

    GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK BRONZE FINIAL IN THE FORM OF A MONKEY
    GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.
    Seated with elbows resting on knees, holding paws over his face; and a Greek geometric bronze rattle, the openwork ball with rectangular bronze bell inside, surmounted by a stylised bird, circa 8th Century B.C., both mounted
    1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) and 3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Item one: Acquired in Paris, November 1990.
    Item two: Formerly in the collection of Eric de Kolb, New York, formed in the 1970s-80s.