• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 169

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME

    MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME
    MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    With centrally parted wavy hair, wearing stephane and disc earrings; and a Phoenician terracotta female head wearing large stephane with double central disc, and large semicircular earrings, 5th Century B.C., with mount
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) and 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED:
    Item one: Antiken aus rheinischem Privatbesitz, Rheinischen Landesmuseum, Bonn, 1973, p. 172, pl. 113, no. 251.

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    Provenance

    Item one: collection of Wilhelm Horn (1870-1959), Berlin, purchased in Palermo, 1935; sold Christie's London, 11 December 1987, lot 158.
    Item two: American private collection; acquired from Faustus Ancient Art Ltd, London, 1998.