25 October 2006
A LACONIAN BRONZE BUST OF A YOUTH
EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The naked figure with well modelled torso, lidded eyes and slight smile, thick fringe with incised detail, wearing a cylindrical headdress supporting a curved back section which terminates below in fish-tail points at the back of the kouros, perhaps a support for a vessel, mounted
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Basel, Auktion XVIII, 29 November 1958, lot 24.
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Two old labels on underside of base, one reading "Auktion XVIII, 24".
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