London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME
MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
The goddess with slight smile, fringed curls bound by a fillet beneath a stephane, traces of red paint remaining
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
Collection of Wilhelm Horn (1870-1959), Berlin, purchased in Palermo, 1935: sold Christie's London, 11 December 1987, lot 157.
American private collection.
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PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED:
Antiken aus Rheinischem Privatbesitz, Rheinischen Landesmuseum, Bonn, 1973, p. 171, pl. 112, no. 250.
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