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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA ROUNDEL

    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA ROUNDEL
    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Molded with a facing head of Aphrodite, the goddess with her center-parted hair in a sphendone, with loose strands emerging at the conical top, wearing rosette earrings with inverted pyramidal pendants, a diminutive Eros at each shoulder (one preserved), with two rosettes in the field above, perforated for suspension at the top
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) long


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    For a similar terracotta votive from South Italy, now in Leipzig, see no. 1113a in Delivorrias, et al., "Aphrodite" in LIMC, vol. II.

    Provenance

    Connecticut Private Collection, since the 1960s.