11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
TWO GREEK TERRACOTTA SATYRS
CORINTHIAN, CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Both theatrically gesturing, their molded heads with bald pates, prominent ears, pug noses and full spade-shaped beards, their ithyphallic bodies hand modelled, both supported by their tails balancing as a third "leg," one with both knees bent, his feet turned out, his arms held out to his left, his head tilted right; and one with his arms outstretched, his hands flexed, kneeling on his right knee, lunging forward on his left leg, his head tilted to the left and angled down; both preserving extensive red pigment throughout
Taller: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high (2)
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For the type see nos. 932-934 in Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum.
Private Collection, 1960s.
"M" Collection, Denmark.
with Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III