29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,875
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HERAKLES
CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
Standing naked with left leg relaxed, his head turned to the right, his lion-skin draped over his left forearm, with details incised, holding the top of his club in his right hand, the base resting on the ground
4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high, mounted
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Cf. M. Cristofani, I Bronzi degli Etruschi, Novara, 1985, p. 283, fig. 98.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Formerly in the collection of Mrs Edward M. M. Warburg, United States; sold Bonhams London, 22 September 1998, lot 462.
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