28 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A LATE HELLENISTIC MARBLE RELIEF OF A HORSEMAN
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C., FROM AMPHIPOLIS
With a youth hunting on horseback, cape flowing out behind, right arm raised holding a spear aimed at a boar which emerges from near a tree, a serpent coiled around the trunk, a hound crouching on the ground below
10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide
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H. Sitte, 'Antiken aus Amphipolis', Jahreschefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wein, XI, Wein, 1908, p. 102, pl. 70.
Old collection labels on the reverse.
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Reputedly from the late 19th/early 20th Century collection of the German born collector Baron Adolf Wix.