• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    A ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUÉ

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    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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    Provenance

    German Private Collection, 1960s.
    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III