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AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Other Properties

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

75,000

GBP

Other Properties

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GODDESS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.


standing with the weight on her left leg and holding a pomegranate in her outstretched right hand, and wearing laced pointed-toe shoes, girdled chiton buttoned on the upper arms, mantle draped around the lower body and bunched up in her left hand against the hip, and disk earrings, her hair swept up above the forehead, surmounted by a tall knobbed diadem, and falling in long wavy strands over her neck and upper back, the shoelaces and hem finely incised.

Height 24.7 cm.


As shown. Very minor casting flaws, areas of light pitting, and scratches. Entire surface has been re-patinated, probably in the 16th/17th century based on the colour and texture.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Padri Gesuiti del Collegio Romano, Museo Kircheriano, Rome, 18th century

De Sanctis Mangelli Collection, Rome (Ludwig Pollak, Rome, Excelsior Hotel, Collezione A. De Sanctis Mangelli, March 26th-28th, 1923, p. 15, no. 75, pl. 16)

Galerie Chenel, Paris, acquired at auction in Paris

acquired from the above by the present owner


Published

Contuccio Contucci, Musei Kirkeriani in Romano Soc. Jesu collegio Aerea, vol. 2, Rome, 1765, p. 21f., pl. 4

Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, vol. 5, Paris, 1924, p. 105, no. 5 (line drawing after 1923 auction catalogue plate)

For an earlier Etruscan bronze figure once in the Museo Kircheriano, published by Contucci (op. cit., pl. 2), and sold in the 1923 sale of the De Sanctis Mangelli Collection (lot 248, pl. 5), see Christie's, New York, The Morven Collection of Ancient Art, June 8th, 2004, no. 410.