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Bertolami Fine Arts
Piazza Lovatelli 1
00186 Rom
Italy
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Date of the auction: 14.12.2020

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ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ANTEFIX Late 6th - early 5th century BC height cm 50 Very rare complete antefix representing a young woman, Blackish-brown, red and creamy white paint well preserved; in complete and in excellent condition, with few minor chips and the hand reglued. Provenance: English private

Lot #: 1

Opening: £4,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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GREEK POLCROMY TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A GODDESS 4th - 3rd century BC height cm 28 Depiction of a Goddess with high polos, probably Persephone, with the lips slightly open and the contour of the eyes is marked by very deep recesses making the gaze penetrating. The most singular feature from the technical

Lot #: 2

Opening: £4,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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GREEK HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA THEATRICAL MASK 3rd century BC height cm 12,5; length cm 11 A wonderful small theatrical mask, with traces of the original polychromy. Repaired; a specimen from the same workshop published in Christie's Pinterest. Provenance: English private collection, according to the

Lot #: 3

Opening: £200

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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GREEK HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA SACRED YOUNG BULL PROTOME 3rd century BC height cm 14,5 This beautiful protome of a young bull is characterized by a detailed rendering of the anatomical elements as the horns, the fur and the wrinkles of flesh around the nose and neck. Curiously, two others small horns

Lot #: 4

Opening: £250

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ROMAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE MALE HEAD 4th - 3rd century BC height cm 28 Characterized by full cheeks, fleshy lips and drop-shaped eyes; the short hair are bipartite on the forehead and fall over the ear in small and curly locks. Provenance: English private collection, according to the heirs possibly

Lot #: 5

Opening: £300

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ROMAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE SWADDLED INFANT ca. 2nd century BC height cm 40 Some cracks that don't disfigure its integrity. Provenance: English private collection, Kent; bought in 1990s at Grays Antique Market

Lot #: 6

Opening: £300

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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LARGE GROUP OF GREEK TERRACOTTA FRAGMENTS 4th - 2nd century BC This large lot is composed of a rich group of terracotta fragments, with interesting specimens producted in Magna Graecia. The lot includes fragments of decorative and votive slabs, with the depiction of female arms, in offering

Lot #: 7

Opening: £1,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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OUTSTANDING CORINTHIAN BRONZE HELMET 650 - 600 BC height cm 22 Corinthian helmet of a Greek warrior, well preserved and of extraordinary beauty and suggestive power. The helmet is made with a single heavy sheet, of domed form, on which are still preserved crest attachment elements and small holes

Lot #: 8

Opening: £7,500

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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LARGE ETRUSCAN BRONZE KOUROS Late 6th century BC height cm 17,5 A solid-cast of archaic taste, with defined pectorals, his hair rendered by incised parallel lines, the face with large almond-shaped eyes, the mouth drawn into a smile, with tenon below for insertion. On the right leg, near the ankle

Lot #: 9

Opening: £8,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ETRUSCAN BRONZE MIRROR 4th - 3rd century BC diam. cm 13; height (with full stand) cm 18,5 Engraved tang bronze mirror with nude winged lasa advancing left. Nice green patina; missing tang; some cracks on edge. Provenance: English private collection, purchased in 1970s in Paris from Gérard Levy

Lot #: 10

Opening: £800

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ARCHAIC BRONZE STATUETTE OF HERAKLES 5th - 4th century BC height cm 10 A standing Heracles with left leg flexed and slightly advanced; the right arm raised originally helding club; the Nemean lion's skin cloack surrounds his head and wraps around left arm. Some pieces missing, but of excellent style

Lot #: 11

Opening: £1,200

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WARRIOR ca. 3rd - 1st century BC height (warrior) cm 6,1; max cm 7,7 With a Montefortino Helmet, holding a long Hasta. Untouched brownish patina. Provenance: English private collection, acquired by the current owner in Germany before 2000s

Lot #: 12

Opening: £800

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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LARGE GROUP OF BRONZE OBJECTS From Etruscan to Roman Period This large lot is composed of a rich group of metalworks, of different ancient periods. The lot consists of: vessels, as basins and jug of large size, strainers, handles, oil lamp; ornaments, as fibulae; mirrors; armor elements. Provenance

Lot #: 13

Opening: £1,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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LARGE GROUP OF BRONZE OBJECTS From Etruscan to Roman Period This large lot is composed of a rich group of metalworks, of different ancient periods. The lot consists of: vessels, as large size basins, jugs, handles; instrumenta varia, as cutlery and mirrors; ornaments, as fibulae of different shapes

Lot #: 14

Opening: £1,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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VILLANOVAN IMPASTO CINERARY URN 9th - 8th century BC height (with lid) cm 38,5; height (urn) cm 33; diam. (urn) cm 17,5; height (lid) 13,5; diam. (lid) cm 21,5 Biconical body with circular flaring rim and a dish shaped lid. An incised decoration with geometrical patterns runs on the body and on the

Lot #: 15

Opening: £800

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ETRUSCAN LARGE IMPASTO BOWL 7th - 6th century BC height cm 17; diam. cm 28,2 Rare example of a double-handled bowl in red-brown impasto, decorated with a series of conical embosses that runs on handles and on fairing. Intact, small chipping apart. Provenance: From a collector-entrepreneur of the

Lot #: 16

Opening: £200

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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CORINTHIAN TREFOIL OINOCHOE 600 - 550 BC height cm 40 Large trefoil oinochoe, with double small wheels. The decoration is arranged in three main decorative bands: a sequece of wild boars and lions on the upper and down ones; a scale motif on the central one. The secondary decoration consists of

Lot #: 17

Opening: £2,500

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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COUPLE OF ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN OLPAI 580 - 550 BC height cm 30 each Composed of two nice olpai; the main decoration is characterized by the typical sequence of animals, arranged into three parallel bands. Both intact. Provenance: From the collection of a Belgian gentlewoman since 1970s (old family

Lot #: 18

Opening: £2,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE BAND CUP KYLIX Near BMN Painter, 550 - 530 BC height cm 10,6; diam. cm 21 Very nice kylix, with shining surface. On both external sides, two seated sphinxs, affronting each others, with spreaded out wings on the back and tail rolled as a "s"; on their side, two draped figures

Lot #: 19

Opening: £2,500

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE BAND CUP KYLIX Near the Little Masters Group, 530 - 525 BC height cm 12,2; diam. cm 20,5 Decorated with a band left in reserve, painted with a frieze of a procession of horsemen and cloaked figures. Between the characters, a series of dotted lines as stylized vegetal decoration. A

Lot #: 20

Opening: £1,200

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE AMPHORA Leagros Group, ca. 525 – 500 BC height cm 45 An Attic black-figure amphora with incised details, characterized by triple handles and torus foot. Palmette-lotus chain elements on the neck and tongues pattern on the shoulder. Under each handles, a configuration of four

Lot #: 21

Opening: £8,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS Attribuited to the Bowdoin Painter, ca. 475 BC height cm 30; diam. cm 6 A standing woman, depicted in profile, in a domenistc scene. The secondary decoration consists of a sequence of palmette on the shoulder, followed by a meander which runs under it. Restored. Provenance

Lot #: 22

Opening: £1,200

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC BLACK-GLAZED LEKYTHOS Attribuited to the Bowdoin Painter, ca. 475 BC height cm 24,5; diam. cm 5 An elegant lekythos, with undecoreted body, except for the shoulder, which has a band of vertical and parallel lines and a branch of palmettes. Provenance: Private collection, London; acquired in

Lot #: 23

Opening: £600

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS WITH ATHENA AND ATHANASIA Attribuited to the Nikon Painter, 470 - 450 BC height cm 28; diam. cm 6 Enclosed between two flags of menanders, the Goddess Athena is depicted standing and armeda, while she turns her eyes to a draped figure. She is Athanasia, the personification

Lot #: 24

Opening: £1,200

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC RED-FIGURE KYLIX Attribuited to the Tarquinia Painter, ca. 470 - 460 BC height cm 10; diam. cm 26 Into the inner tondo, inscribed in a continuos menander, a draped young is turn to a seated one. On the external surface, a sequence of conversation scenes between handcuffed youngs; among them

Lot #: 25

Opening: £3,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER Attribuited to the Florence Painter, ca. 460 - 450 BC height cm 45,5; diam. cm 38; diam. (with handles) cm 43 Outstanding krater with monumental figure. The main decoration consists of a Dionysiac scene, composed of four characters disposed in two specular pairs: on

Lot #: 26

Opening: £4,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER Attribuited to the Florence Painter, ca. 460 - 450 BC height cm 38; diam. cm 30; diam. (with handles) cm 35 Very nice krater with the depiction of a dionysiac procession as main decoration. In the central position, the God Dionysus on a mule. On his both sides, two

Lot #: 27

Opening: £1,000

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS In the manner of the Sabouroff Painter, ca. 470 - 440 BC height cm 20; diam. cm 3,8 With a standing woman, a priestess, who holds a phiale, depicted during a libation; in front of her, an altar with the ritual fire. Intact. Provenance: English private collection

Lot #: 28

Opening: £400

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ETRUSCAN BLACK-FIGURE OLPE Early 5th century BC height cm 25; diam. cm 10 Showing two cloaked figures, as they were long shadows. Intact, only a minor lack of paint on the handle. Provenance: English private collection formed between 1980s and late 1990s

Lot #: 29

Opening: £600

Date: 14 Dec 2020

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ETRUSCAN FISH-PLATE 4th century BC height cm 5,5; diam. cm 18,5 Extremely rare fish-plate with spiral waves on centre: resembling to that of Genucilia Group. Intact, an insignificant chipping on the foot apart. Provenance: From a collector-entrepreneur of the past who lived between the US and

Lot #: 30

Opening: £200

Date: 14 Dec 2020