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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE KOUROS

    CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE KOUROS
    CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Solid-cast, standing with his left leg advanced, his arms bent at the elbow and his hands fisted, his muscular body with defined pectorals and abdominal muscles, his hair rendered by incised parallel lines and secured with a fillet, the face with large almond-shaped eyes, the mouth drawn into a smile, with tenons below for insertion
    5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high, excluding tenons


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    Provenance

    Reportedly Prince Orsini Collection, Italy.
    Art Market, France.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1981.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Post Lot Text

    A metallurgical analysis from 1968 accompanies this lot.