Apollo. Bronze, 1st century BC. Galerie Cybele (stand 435). TEFAF 2015 Classical Antiquities (13-22 March 2015)
Standing in contrapposto with the weight on his right leg, his arms held out, the slender body with defined musculature, the nipples inlaid with cooper, the eye with silver, the hair finely detailed, wearing a wreath with the ribbons falling at his shoulders. Height 15.3 cm.
Influenced by Greek bronzes of the 5th-4th Century BC, the posture of this figure is Polykleitan in style but with the more slender proportions of later Hellenistic sculpture.
Provenance: Private collection, Paris, formed between the 1960s and 1980s
Literature: For a figure of the same period demonstrating a similar combination of styles, cf. M. Bieber, The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age, New York, 1955, pp. 163-4, figs. 700-1
Sarcophagus Lid in the name of Tjenety, Third intermediate period, XXV Dynasty, 751 BC. Galerie Cybele (stand 435). TEFAF 2015 Classical Antiquities (13-22 March 2015)
Wood. Height 181 cm.
Provenance: Collection Wilhelmina Gerardina Vaes 1908-2002
Exhibitions: Rotterdam, Museum of History, Bezeten Bezit, 1970
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