London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME OF A SOLDIER'S HEAD
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing helmet with cheek pieces, row of tight curls frame his forehead, with open mouth and pierced nostrils, twin attachment holes above, mounted, 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high; a Greek terracotta bust of a female, wearing a veil over her tall layers of curls, and a twisted spiral torque around her neck, on wooden mount, 3rd Century A.D., 7 in. (18 cm.) high; a terracotta draped figure wearing a wide-brimmed petasos hat, 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high; and a Romano-Egyptian terracotta head of a child, with chubby cheeks and curling locks framing the forehead, wearing wreath of berried ivy leaves, reverse unmoulded, pierced for suspension above, mounted, 2nd Century B.C./A.D., 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high (4)
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PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTION
Provenance: lots 175-176 were acquired during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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