• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Molded in the form of a facing veiled female head, perhaps a maenad, her hair center parted, wearing a diadem ornamented with disks, and a thick necklace, originally framed by a shell-shaped fan with palmettes in relief, a tendril preserved to the right, the remains of pigment throughout, including white for the face, pink for the lips, black for the eyes and red for the hair
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1986.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR