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A Greek Bronze Figure of a Warrior, circa 530-520 B.C.
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LOT SOLD. 662,500 USD
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A Greek Bronze Figure of a Warrior, circa 530-520 B.C.
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 662,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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A Greek Bronze Figure of a Warrior, circa 530-520 B.C.
Striding on a rectangular base pierced for attachment, his right hand formerly holding a spear, the left hand a circular shield, and wearing greaves with stippled decoration around the knees, short tunic similarly ornamented, corselet engraved with a palmette flanked by volutes on the chest, and Corinthian helmet with high crest, the plumes of the crest and triangular ornament on the support engraved, his face with strong chin, full lips, aquiline nose, and large eyes with prominent lids, the hair falling in a long plait over the shoulders in back.
Height 5 5/8 in. 14.3 cm.
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Provenance

Nicholas Koutoulakis, Geneva
Christos G. Bastis (Sotheby's, New York, Antiquities from the Collection of the late Christos G. Bastis, December 9th, 1999, no. 69, illus.)

Exhibited

"Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 20th, 1987 - January 10th, 1988

Literature

Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, catalogue of the exhibition, New York, 1987, no. 90, illus.
Dyfri Williams, "Dale Trendall: the eye of an eagle," Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, vol. 41, 1996,  p. 12, no. 11
Conrad Stibbe, "Zwei bronzene Krieger aus Dodona," in Agalmata: Studien zur griechisch-archäischen Bronzekunst (BABesch Supplement 11), Leuven, 2006, pp. 263 and 265, no. 13

Catalogue Note

Cf. In Pursuit of the Absolute. Art of the Ancient World from the George Ortiz Collection, London, 1994, no. 115, for a very close companion to the present example.

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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