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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MALE VOTARY

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MALE VOTARY
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Solid cast, of elongated flattened form, the youthful figure standing with his legs apart, his right hand projecting forward at the elbow, his left hand lowered, his hair with a fringe of vertical striations at the forehead, wearing a mantle over his left shoulder, the diagonal drapery folds delineated by deep incision
    6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    For related flattened, elongated bronzes see the male votary in Berlin, no. D2.61 in M. Kunze, et al., Die Welt der Etrusker, and another in the Villa Giulia, Rome, no. 74 in M. Cristofani, I Bronzi degli Etruschi.

    Provenance

    with J.J. Klejman, New York.
    Alan Rosenthal, New York, acquired from the above, 1962; thence by descent to his daughter.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NAN ROSENTHAL AND HENRY B. CORTESI