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AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOMAN, CIRCA 425-400 B.C.

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOMAN, CIRCA 425-400 B.C.

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOMAN, CIRCA 425-400 B.C.

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

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

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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.