11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 64,900
Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000
A GREEK BRONZE MIRROR HANDLE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Finely modelled in the form of a kouros, the nude male youth standing with his legs together, his abdominal musculature, including the iliac crest, well defined, the navel and nipples punched, the clavicle a distinct V at the base of his neck, his arms both raised up at right angles, the palms forward with the elongated fingers together, the thumbs flexed, his oval face with bulging almond-shaped eyes and a characteristic "archaic" smile, his plaited hair falling in a thick mass onto his shoulders, brushed forward along his forehead and bound in a band, a mortise at the top of his head for attachment of the mirror
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
New York Art Market, 2000.
with Sycomore Ancient Art, Geneva, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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