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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 101

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA KOUROS

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA KOUROS
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Standing on an integral plinth with the left leg advanced, his arms at his sides, wearing a chiton with crinkled folds, and a himation with smooth folds over his left shoulder, his oval face with almond-shaped eyes and a slender nose, the lips pursed into an "Archaic" smile, his hair brushed back from his forehead in wavy strands and falling along his back in horizontal ridges
    11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Thomas Virzi, 1970s.
    with Charles Ede, London, 1993 (Ancient Terracotta Sculpture, no. 3).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A U.S. PRIVATE COLLECTION