11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 30,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUÉ
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Well detailed, in the form of a theater mask of a maenad, a thick twisted wreath of ivy and berries across her forehead, a fringed twice-wrapped fillet tied at the crown of her head, her finely-modelled center-parted hair with thick wild curls along the sides and the top of her head, a thin cork-screw tress along each cheek, her hollowed eyes beneath a contoured brow, the downturned mouth open through to the interior, likely once attached to a large vessel
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) long
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Molly Morse Limmer
German Private Collection, 1960s.
with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III