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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A GODDESS

    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A GODDESS
    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    From a relief, depicted with her head turned sharply to her left, her wavy hair pulled back in a double fillet and arranged in a top-knot, with almond-shaped lidded eyes, a slender nose and a small mouth, her neck partially preserved, some red pigment preserved in her hair
    4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the family of the current owner, Lausanne, 1960s-1970s; thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION