AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
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Property from an American Private Collection

AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Property from an American Private Collection

AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an American Private Collection

AN ETRUSCAN NENFRO PORTRAIT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE 2ND/EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.


from an over life-size figure of a man reclining on the lid of a sarcophagus, with strong neck, prominent Adam's apple, dimpled chin, deep folds flanking the mouth, aquiline nose, and furrowed brow, his short straight hair radiating from the crown and bound in a broad cylindrical diadem; remains of black pigment on the face, red on the lips and eyelids, and yellow on the diadem.

Height 38.7 cm.

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Saleroom Notice

This lot should have a W symbol in the printed catalogue. This lot will be transferred to Sotheby's Greenford Park Fine Art Storage Facility on the day of the sale. Collection can be made from Greenford Park two days after the sale.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Wladimir Rosenbaum, Galerie Serodine, Ascona, late 1960s

Arete, Galerie für antike Kunst, Zürich, inv. no. 1052, acquired from the above in 1972

private collection, acquired from the above on April 28th, 1972

private collection, by descent from the above (Sotheby's, New York, June 5th, 2013, no. 46, illus.)

Catalogue Note

In a note dated February 28th, 1969, Hans Jucker compares this head with three other heads of sarcophagus lid figures in London and Viterbo (R. Herbig, Die jüngeretruskischen Steinsarkophage [Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. 7], 1952, nos. 66, 243, 245).  

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