11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 12,500
A GREEK TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
TARENTINE, ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Semi-circular in form, molded with a gorgoneion, the wide face with large almond-shaped eyes and a prominent nose, the tongue protruding through fanged teeth, with a pronounced chin, the beard with pointed locks, stylized hair across the forehead, three rows of braids framing the face
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) long
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Molly Morse Limmer
For a similar example see no. 53I, p. 672 in Carratelli, ed., The Western Greeks.
with Mathias Komor (1905-1984), New York.
Alfred E. Mirsky (1900-1974); Christie's, New York, 16 June 2006, lot 81.
with Rupert Wace, London, 2007.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III