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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 178

    THREE GREEK TERRACOTTA APPLIQUÉS

    CAMPANIAN, ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    THREE GREEK TERRACOTTA APPLIQUÉS
    CAMPANIAN, ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Mold-made, one in the form of a facing head of a Gorgon, a row of curling locks arching over her forehead, the wide mouth with fangs and protruding tongue; and two in the form of a facing head of Acheloös, each with the hair brushed forward, the locks terminating in snail curls, with lidded bulging eyes, thin high-arching brows merging with the bridge of the nose, the long flowing down-turned mustache overlapping the spade-shaped beard, one preserving traces of red pigment
    First: 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection.
    with Robert Haber & Associates, New York, late 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF FEDERICO CASTELLUCCIO