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Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Head of Horse Lot 22C Part of a live auction event on Wednesday, Jun 20

$2,750.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263760066541 LOT 22CSeller's Estimate: USD 5,000 - 7,000 Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. late 4th to 2nd century BCE. A fascinating mold-made head of a horse, once part of a larger statue. The head is sleek and thin, with flaring, wide nostrils, a slightly open mouth, small eyes that were probably once painted or had inlays. A bridle is around the forehead and nose. The mane is carefully coiffed into tight buns. Size: 3.95" W x 5.45" H (10 cm x 13.8 cm); 12.2" H (31 cm) on included custom stand. Who is this horse? Who made it? We know that Hellenistic people loved their horses - Alexander the Great, of course, is famous for his love of Bucephalus - and we also know that horse racing was hugely popular in classical and Hellenistic Greece among the upper classes. Races held at the sanctuaries of Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, and Nemea are illustrated on vases and frescoes throughout antiquity. The flaring nostrils, open mouth, and tight coiffure all suggest that the animal is a prized racehorse, fresh from being exercised at the track. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135533 Condition Report: Piece is a fragment, but fragment is intact, with no repair or restoration. Tips of ears and forelock are lost, as is part of the bridle on one side of the face. Everything behind the base of the head is lost. Beautiful remaining detail. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Exceptional Day 1 | Antiquities, Asian, Russian, Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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