• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 168

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME

    MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME
    MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The goddess with slight smile, fringed curls bound by a fillet beneath a stephane, traces of red paint remaining
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED:
    Antiken aus Rheinischem Privatbesitz, Rheinischen Landesmuseum, Bonn, 1973, p. 171, pl. 112, no. 250.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Collection of Wilhelm Horn (1870-1959), Berlin, purchased in Palermo, 1935: sold Christie's London, 11 December 1987, lot 157.
    American private collection.