29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A GREEK CLEAR GLASS OVAL INTAGLIO
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a nude Dionysiac figure of a dancer, in three-quarter profile, advancing to the right, with right arm raised, a cloak draped over his shoulder and falling about his body in voluminous folds, a thyrsos(?) resting diaginally in the crook of this left arm
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) long
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For an intaglio from the same mould, cf. Munchen Gemaldekataloge Band II, Berlin 1969, pl. 78, no. 445.
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Formerly in a European private collection, acquired in the 1960s; acquired by the current owner from a Swiss private collection, Geneva.
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