• A Cabinet of Curiosities Selec auction at Christies

    Sale 2393

    A Cabinet of Curiosities Selections from the Peter Tillou Collections

    28 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    A GREEK REVIVAL BRONZE HEAD OF DEMOSTHENES

    ITALY, 19TH CENTURY

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    A GREEK REVIVAL BRONZE HEAD OF DEMOSTHENES
    ITALY, 19TH CENTURY
    With wavy hair and a beard, his eyes painted and inset, on a later rosewood base
    10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high, the head, 20 in. (51 cm.) high, overall


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    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Saleroom Notice

    The bronze is not Demosthenes but a copy of a bronze head from Herculaneum traditionally called Pseudo-Seneca.