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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    A GREEK BRONZE RIDER

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK BRONZE RIDER
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    His head turned to his right, the left arm bent with the fist clenched as if holding reins, wearing a brimmed helmet strapped beneath his chin, with cheek-pieces, a knobbed finial and an incised spiral design, a corselet held in place over his shoulders with straps, and a pleated pteryges, his left leg preserving the upper portion of a greave, a hole beneath for attachment to a now-missing and separately-made horse
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, 1970.