11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST OF DIONYSOS
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Mold-made, the bearded god originally reclining, wearing a fillet and stephane decorated with three large rosettes in his wavy hair, a palmette rising behind
6 in. (15.2 cm.)
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Molly Morse Limmer
For a similar example from Taras, see no. 1319 in Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum.
This lot is offered without reserve.
The Property of Edward Smith; Sotheby's, New York, 23 March 1972, lot 96.
with Fragments of Time, Massachusetts, 1998 (Catalogue #7).
Dr. Peter Rosier (d. 2007).
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