London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE HEAD PROTOME
MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
With centrally parted wavy hair, wearing stephane and disc earrings; and a Phoenician terracotta female head wearing large stephane with double central disc, and large semicircular earrings, 5th Century B.C., with mount
4¾ in. (12 cm.) and 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high respectively (2)
Item one: collection of Wilhelm Horn (1870-1959), Berlin, purchased in Palermo, 1935; sold Christie's London, 11 December 1987, lot 158.
Item two: American private collection; acquired from Faustus Ancient Art Ltd, London, 1998.
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Item one: Antiken aus rheinischem Privatbesitz, Rheinischen Landesmuseum, Bonn, 1973, p. 172, pl. 113, no. 251.
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