• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    TWO GREEK TERRACOTTA SATYRS

    CORINTHIAN, CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, 1960s.
    "M" Collection, Denmark.
    with Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam, 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

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