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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX

    SOUTH ITALIAN, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
    SOUTH ITALIAN, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of a facing head of a lion with a radiating mane, a cleft in the forehead and deeply furrowed brows, the bulging eyes with thick lids, the wide mouth bearing teeth and a lolling tongue, the curved tile projecting from the back of the head
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with M. Simotti-Rocchi, Rome, 1977.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTION