3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A U.S. PRIVATE COLLECTION
A MYCENAEAN TERRACOTTA THRONE
LATE HELLADIC III, CIRCA 1300-1200 B.C.
On tripod legs with a curving openwork back, decorated in dark brown with straight and wavy lines on the upper portion and the seat, a grid pattern on the spine and the vertical sections of arms
1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high
European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th century.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 April 2001, lot 475.
with Charles Ede, London, 2001.
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For a similar example see p. 26, fig. 16 in Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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