• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    A GREEK CLEAR GLASS OVAL INTAGLIO

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.

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    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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    Provenance

    Formerly in a European private collection, acquired in the 1960s; acquired by the current owner from a Swiss private collection, Geneva.