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A Greek Bronze Protome Head of a Horse, Laconian, 1st half of the 6th Century B.C.
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 31,250 EUR
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A Greek Bronze Protome Head of a Horse, Laconian, 1st half of the 6th Century B.C.
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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A Greek Bronze Protome Head of a Horse, Laconian, 1st half of the 6th Century B.C.
probably from the rim of a tripod, the finely modeled head turned to the right, the ribbed mane falling in from the crest of the neck to the shoulder, plain on the other side, striated locks falling in front of the ears, the large naturalistically modeled eyes with indented pupils
Haut. 6 cm. ; Height 2 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Stack family collection, New York (Sotheby's, New York, June 10th 2010, lot 34)

Catalogue Note

Compare the horse heads on the tripod in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Antikenmuseum Berlin. Die ausgestellten Werke, 1988, p. 214) and in Belgrade (C.M. Stibbe, The Sons of Hephaistos, Rome, 2000, figs. 49 et 50). Also see the protome head in the British Museum, no. inv. 1971,0323.1 (Stibbe, op. cit., fig. 52).

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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Paris