Property from a Swiss Private Collection
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOMAN, CIRCA 425-400 B.C.
standing with the weight on her right leg, the right arm akimbo, and holding a dove in her extended left hand, and wearing a chiton and himation draped over the left shoulder and lower body, her head turned to her left, with centrally parted hair surmounted by a beaded diadem, the details finely engraved and stippled.
Height without tenons 14.5 cm
Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001), Zurich
Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), acquired from the above in 1962
by descent to the present owner
In a note dated February 25th, 1962, Leo Mildenberg quotes from an appraisal of this object by German Hafner, professor at the University of Mainz, who compares it to the bronze kore from Monteguragazza, now in Bologna. Also see D. G. Mitten and S. F. Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World, exh. cat., 1967, p. 169, no. 168, and E. Richardson, The Etruscans. Their Art and Civilisation, 1964, pl. 39a (T. Dohrn, Die etruskische Kunst im Zeitalter der griechischen Klassik. Die Interimsperiode, 1982, pl. 25,2).
This lot appears as no. 9 in a partial inventory of the Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, Lausanne, Switzerland, January 25th, 1982.