12 December 2002
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FEMALE PROTOME
Late Archaic Period, Circa 500-480 B.C.
Perhaps from Sicily, mold-made and white-slipped, wearing a stephane and a himation pulled up over the top of her head, the stephane painted with checker squares in black, the himation with zig-zag folds in black along her neck, her crinkled hair in black, with almond-shaped eyes, a slight smile and protruding chin, wearing disk earrings
9¼ (23.5 cm) high
Palladion Antike Kunst, Basel, Katalog 1976, no. 72
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, no. 133.
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
The watch that flew to the moon with NASA’s astronauts — a rare commemorative version of which is offered online, 24 April to 8 May
This monumental, square-format work is a major highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June in London