3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Thomas Virzi, 1970s.
with Charles Ede, London, 1993 (Ancient Terracotta Sculpture, no. 3).
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