5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTOR
A GREEK GOLD HEAD OF A SATYR
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
Turned sharply to his left and tilted back, with a dimpled chin, his elongated face with small bulging eyes beneath a thick v-shaped brow, a small pug nose and an open mouth with the teeth articulated, his tall pointed ears curving inward, his long wavy locks peaked at the top, surmounted by a wreath of ivy and berries, with a double suspension loop behind, preserving a pin threaded through, the underside of the neck with a projecting, perforated flange, perhaps serving as a vessel lid
1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high
with Mathias Komor, New York.
American Private Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 21-22 November 1985, lot 102.
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