• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 131

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX

    CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX
    CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Molded in the form of a satyr with a spade-shaped wavy beard and a long flowing mustache, his fleshy lips smiling, with almond-shaped eyes and arching brows, his hair a row of tight curls along his forehead, with erect equine ears, extensive polychrome throughout, including red for the flesh, black for the hair, beard, brows and pupils, and white for the sclerae
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    New York Private Collection, 1999.
    with Antiquarium, New York, 2005 (Ancient Treasures III, p. 11).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III