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A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE OF ZEUS, 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE OF ZEUS, 6TH CENTURY B.C.

A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE OF ZEUS, 6TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,250

GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE OF ZEUS, 6TH CENTURY B.C.


striding with his left leg advanced and holding a rolled thunderbolt in his raised right hand and an eagle in his extended left hand, with full beard, his hair bound in a fillet, arranged in corkscrew curls over the forehead, and falling in long tresses over the shoulders and in a broad mass of seven tresses over the back.

Height 10.8 cm.

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Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), Lugano, acquired in the 1950s/1960s

by descent to the present owner

For two archaic bronze figures of Zeus holding coiled thunderbolts see E. Walter-Karydi, "Bronzen aus Dodona. Eine Epirotische Erzbildnerschule," Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, vol. 23, 1981, figs. 33 (Munich) and 34 (Athens).


This lot appears as no. 3 in a partial inventory of the Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, Lausanne, Switzerland, January 25th, 1982.