3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Molded in the form of Silenus, depicted wearing a cloak over the back of his bald pate, revealing his high pointed ears, with three ridges in relief above his brow, his broad nose with flaring nostrils, his beard and mustache composed of knobby curls, with extensive pigment preserved, including red for his face, black for his beard and mustache, painted rosettes and geometric designs at his chest, remnants of a strut on the reverse
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
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Japanese Private Collection.
A Gentleman's Collection; Christie's, New York, 5-6 December 2001, lot 538.
Dr. Peter Rosier (d. 2007).
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