• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 193

    A GREEK BRONZE PINAKIA (ALLOTMENT TICKET)

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK BRONZE PINAKIA (ALLOTMENT TICKET)
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The rectangular ticket inscribed with the name 'Exekestos', 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long; and eight Umbrian stylized bronze figures, four male and four female, each with their arms outstretched, punched circles for eyes, breasts and navels, 5th Century B.C., 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high max. (9)


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    Pinakia were carried by citizens who were eligible to vote. They were placed in allotment machines (kleroteria) outside the courts every morning to decide who would be called for jury service that day.

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    Provenance

    Item one: formerly in the collection of Francis Sacheverel Darwin (1786-1859), uncle of the naturalist Charles Darwin.
    Items two-nine: formerly in the Prof. Hans and Marie-Louise Erlenmeyer collection, formed between 1943 and the early 1960s.