25 October 2006
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A YOUTHFUL HERAKLES
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Naked apart from mantle draped over his left shoulder with remains of two crossed straps, a lion skin over his head and falling down his back, with striated hair and lidded eyes, legs missing, mounted; and a Greek terracotta figure of a woman standing with left hand on hip, naked save for an himation, with traces of pink colour, repaired
6¼ in. (16 cm.) and 9½ in. (24 cm.) high respectively (2)
Acquired in the 1970s (item one) and from a European collection formed 1930s onwards (item two).
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