12 December 2002
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA "CAMPANA" RELIEF
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Preserving the left portion of the plaque, molded with a bearded satyr, nude but for an animal-skin cape knotted around his neck, kneeling on his right knee, reaching forward to harvest grapes into the fully-laden basket before him, with vines framing him above
10½ in. (26.7 cm) high
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For related relief plaques see no. 11 in Safarik, et al., Catalogo della Galleria Colonna in Roma.
This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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This study for a gorgon in the Beethoven Frieze in Vienna may look familiar — a sister work has recently been promoting a Klimt exhibition in London
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