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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 113

    A PAIR OF GREEK BRONZE GREAVES

    CIRCA LATE 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GREEK BRONZE GREAVES
    CIRCA LATE 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Formed of wrapped sheet, naturalistically representing the anatomy of the lower leg, each with the raised rounded patella tailed below toward the tibia, details of the musculature well modelled, including the calfs and the anterior muscles, tapering toward the ankles, flaring out at the lower edge
    15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    with Nicholas Koutoulakis, Switzerland, 1980s.