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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF DIONYSOS

    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF DIONYSOS
    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Mold-made, the youthful god depicted beardless, with short wavy hair bound in a broad fillet and topped with a stippled stephane centered by a large rosette, a palmette rising behind
    5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high


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    For related examples from Taras see nos. 1294-1296 in Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum.

    Provenance

    Thomas Virzi, 1970s.
    with Charles Ede, London, 1993 (Ancient Terracotta Sculpture, no. 22).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A U.S. PRIVATE COLLECTION