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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX

    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Molded in the form of a panther head, with rounded ears and large bulging eyes, two protruding knobs above, the mane a flange encircling the jowls, the long nose merging with the exaggerated muzzle, painted with black and red details including eyelashes, the arching tile projecting from the back of the head
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 December 1995, lot 82.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PENNSYLVANIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR