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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Greek Marble Relief Head of Youth, Attica, 3rd Quarter of the 4th Century B.C.
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Greek Marble Relief Head of Youth, Attica, 3rd Quarter of the 4th Century B.C.
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Greek Marble Relief Head of Youth, Attica, 3rd Quarter of the 4th Century B.C.
with full parted lips, large eyes, straight nose, and prominent brow, his short hair freely worked, the mouth, nostrils, and ears drilled; no restorations.
Height 17 cm.
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Provenance

the orientalist, archaeologist, and art historian Friedrich Sarre (1865-1945), Babelsberg, Potsdam
his wife Maria Sarre, née Humann (1875-1970), Villa Giovanni, Ascona
by descent to her daugther Irene Wätjen (1910-2004), Ascona 
by descent to the present owner, Hamburg

Catalogue Note

The present head was probably part of an Attic grave stele, similar to the one of Philodemos: C. Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones, vol. 1, 1993, p. 323, no. 1.342; http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/1161).

On Friedrich Sarre and his art collection see J. Kröger, "Die Sammlung des Orientalisten, Archäologen und Kunsthistorikers Friedrich Sarre (1864–1945)"in Privates und öffentliches Sammeln in Potsdam. 100 Jahre "Kunst ohne König", 2009, pp. 119–122.

The present lot comes with an original notarized statement by the present owner attesting to the provenance.

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