• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 63

    A GROUP OF CLASSICAL BRONZES

    ETRUSCAN-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D., AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF CLASSICAL BRONZES
    ETRUSCAN-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D., AND LATER
    Including an Etruscan mirror, the handle in the form of a siren with outstretched wings flanked by palmettes, 18.5 cm. high; an Etruscan forepart of a lion, 5 cm. long; an Etruscan shovel, 20 cm. long; an Etruscan patera handle with lion head terminal, 10.5 cm. long; a Roman lion-headed handle with finely incised details, 11.7 cm. diam.; a Roman phallic pendant, 8 cm. diam.; a Roman strigil, 23 cm. long; and various other items (12)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.


    Exhibited

    (1) + (7): Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, nos. 747 and 749.