• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX

    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of a female head with centrally parted wavy hair, wearing a himation pulled over back of head, contained within a shell-like surround with scrolling palmettes, remains of support strut at back
    14½ in. (37 cm.) high


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    A Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication Ltd accompanies this lot.

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    Provenance

    Sold Sotheby's London, 14 December 1995, lot 276.
    American private collection.