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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE MALE HEAD

    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE MALE HEAD
    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Depicting a youth with a full head of tousled locks, the almond-shaped eyes with thick lids, his fleshy lips slightly parted, a veil pulled up over the back of his head, his neck partially preserved
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    For a related example see no. 37 in C. Picón, et al., Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in Rome in 1960 and brought to the U.S. in 1961.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES BRICKBAUER, BALTIMORE