• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 95

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX

    TARENTINE, ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    For a similar example see no. 53I, p. 672 in Carratelli, ed., The Western Greeks.

    Provenance

    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III