Auction 03.07.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 03.07.1996

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A Mycenaean painted terracotta psi -figure

A Mycenaean painted terracotta psi -figure Circa 1300-1200 B.C. The standing female with upraised hands, wearing a polos and long plait down her back, with brown painted decoration 5in. (12.6cm.) high

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £900 - £1,200

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Mycenaean painted terracotta phi -figure

A Mycenaean painted terracotta phi -figure Circa 1425-1300 B.C. The standing female wearing a long plait down her back, her voluminous upper garment decorated with undulating lines, her narrow skirt flaring out at the base 4½in. (11.5cm.) high

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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An Etruscan terracotta 'archaic' head of a kore

An Etruscan terracotta 'archaic' head of a kore Circa 520-510 B.C. The female head with wavy hair parted above the forehead in a 'V' and falling behind her ears, traces of a stephane above, the whole covered with a cream-coloured paint wash, mounted on a wooden plinth, (nose, upper lip and chin

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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An East Greek terracotta figure of a striding Sphinx

An East Greek terracotta figure of a striding Sphinx Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C. Wearing a tall, conical-shaped 'Phrygian' cap with pointed 'ears' on each side, with red horizontally striped lappets below, on wooden rectangular base, (lower part of legs, tail and wings missing) 5½in. (14cm.) high and

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £400 - £700

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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An East Greek terracotta lion aryballos

An East Greek terracotta lion aryballos Circa 560-550 B.C. The leonine head with open mouth and protruding tongue, aperture between the two ears, (hairline crack on base) 3in. (7.7cm.) high

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Tarentine clay head of a female

A Tarentine clay head of a female 4th Century B.C. Her wavy hair tied back in a chignon, wearing large hoop earrings, (repaired at neck with fragmentary lower part of body; her left earring partly missing) 4¾in. (12cm.) high

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A terracotta head of an aulos player

A terracotta head of an aulos player Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C. One eye closed, with strap tied across his jaw leaving two small openings for playing the double pipes, detailed hair and expression; and another of Isis wearing a kalathos and plumed sun-disk, with taeniae falling down on either side

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Corinthian terracotta figure of a male votary

A Corinthian terracotta figure of a male votary 5th-4th Century B.C. The animated face turned upwards towards the right, his mouth open in a gesture of speaking, holding up a model boat by its prow and stern 2½in. (6.3cm.) high

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Greek terracotta head of Athena

A Greek terracotta head of Athena Early 4th Century B.C. The goddess wearing a Corinthian helmet, her face and neck sensitively modelled 5½in. (12.6cm.) high

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Graeco-Egyptian polychrome terracotta figure of Priapus

A Graeco-Egyptian polychrome terracotta figure of Priapus Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C. The bearded standing god raising his cloak to expose his erect phallus, (broken away at base of legs); and another of a female harpist, standing in seductive pose, holding her harp to her left ear as she plays, her

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A South Italian terracotta head of a female

A South Italian terracotta head of a female Circa 3rd Century B.C. Her wavy hair combed back over a stephane which carries a central medallion, base of floral(?) protrusions above 5¼in. (13.3cm.) high

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A polychrome terracotta figure of a crouching Sphinx

A polychrome terracotta figure of a crouching Sphinx 4th-3rd Century B.C., from Magna Graecia Wearing a kalathos studded with five medallions, a painted red fine net collar with acanthus scroll decoration between her legs, her outstretched volute wings decorated with green and red lines, a hole

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A South Italian polychrome terracotta figure of a winged dancer

A South Italian polychrome terracotta figure of a winged dancer Circa 3rd Century B.C. Dancing to the right, her head, wearing a stephane, thrown back over her right shoulder, both arms raised, the folds of her chiton falling over her raised right leg, (repaired; right hand and some of her left

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A South Italian polychrome terracotta figure of Ganymede and the Eagle

A South Italian polychrome terracotta figure of Ganymede and the Eagle Circa 3rd-2nd Century B.C. The nude youth wearing a foliate headdress with taeniae , a torque and long scarf, with foliate decorated calf straps, traces of yellow, red, brown and black pigment, (legs and arms repaired; feet, left

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A South Italian polychrome terracotta figure of a female

A South Italian polychrome terracotta figure of a female Circa 3rd Century B.C. Standing with her right leg bent slightly forwards, right hand on hip, her left arm upraised with open palm, wearing a foliate wreath in her plaited hair, two plaits falling down below the nape of her neck, and a narrow

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Campanian terracotta architectural relief fragment

A Campanian terracotta architectural relief fragment Late 1st Century B.C. Showing an offering before a divine sphinx shown with a bearded face, wearing ram's horns and a veil (an orientalizing aspect of Zeus-Ammon?), with ovolo frieze above 9¼ x 8½in. (23.5 x 21.7cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A gilded terracotta statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene

A gilded terracotta statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene Late 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D. The nude goddess standing, dressing her hair, twisting one of her long tresses as she looks towards her upraised left hand (the mirror which it probably held now missing), her curled hair in front held in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A Mycenaean Stirrup-Jar

A Mycenaean Stirrup-Jar Late 14th Century B.C. The globular body decorated with horizontal bands, the shoulder with short radiating lines, (intact); and a Mycenaean stemmed cup, with two small handles, the stem and foot decorated with concentric bands and lines, the upper part of the cup with a

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a mycenaean shallow drinking cup

a mycenaean shallow drinking cup Late 14th Century B.C. With single ring handle and small ring base, buff coloured with dark brown painted decoration: a painted line around the rim, the exterior with eight sets of chevrons, the underside with concentric circles, the interior plain with slightly

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a mycenaean three-handled spouted flask

a mycenaean three-handled spouted flask Late 14th Century B.C. The rounded buff coloured body with attractive orange decoration tapering down to stemmed foot, five stylized palmettes around the shoulder, the body with horizontal bands and concentric lines and one band of broken zigzags, the three

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a cypro-geometric barrel-shaped jug

a cypro-geometric barrel-shaped jug Circa 9th Century B.C. The miniature vessel with black decoration on red background, the barrel-shaped body with 'nipple' on each side, black concentric circles decorating the body with plain band down the middle containing stylized geometric motif below neck and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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An attic geometric cup

An attic geometric cup 725-700 B.C. The pale orange coloured body with orange painted geometric decoration consisting of various zigzag bands divided by sets of three horizontal lines, the high handle with three large x-shaped motifs divided by sets of horizontal lines, three faint lines around

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a fine proto-corinthian aryballos

a fine proto-corinthian aryballos End of first quarter of 7th Century B.C. The rim with three concentric circles and row of dots, the handle with three vertical stripes, four horizontal lines around the neck, an undulating snake around the shoulder with seven rosettes in the field, the body with

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a proto-corinthian piriform aryballos

a proto-corinthian piriform aryballos 650-625 B.C. With black, white and red tongues around the rim, shoulder and base, the body with fish-scale decoration with added red and white dots on scales, the base with concentric circles, (intact), 4in. (10.1cm.) high; a piriform Proto-Corinthian aryballos

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a fine proto/early corinthian alabastron, attributed to the Painter of the...

a fine proto/early corinthian alabastron, attributed to the Painter of the Double-bodied Sphinx 650-625 B.C. The rim with alternating red and black rays and dots around the edge, rays around the neck, small ring handle painted black, the body with large winged sphinx, a swan on the reverse, rosettes

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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an early corinthian alabastron

an early corinthian alabastron 625-600 B.C. The body showing two confronting seated lions, an owl between the snarling beasts, rosettes in the field, rosette around the base, (rim, handle and small part of neck restored, otherwise intact) 3 15/16in. (9.9cm.) high

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A late proto-corinthian skyphos (kotyle)

A late proto-corinthian skyphos (kotyle) Mid 7th Century B.C. The interior painted black, the exterior upper two-thirds black with two horizontal painted lines and traces of red lines, the lower part reserved with eight triangular rays around the foot, the base with concentric circles, (intact save

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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A late proto-corinthian pyxis

A late proto-corinthian pyxis 650-625 B.C. Buff coloured, with plain interior, the exterior decorated with zigzag line around rim, three sets of horizontal black and red bands and two bands with stylized leaf frieze and double ray motif, the lid with concentric circles around the raised knob

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a middle corinthian aryballos

a middle corinthian aryballos Circa 600 B.C. Resembling a stylized fig, painted black with incised vertical lines forming stripes, five of the stripes on the body painted white, two white stripes on the rim, (intact), 2½in. (6.4cm.) high; a large Middle Corinthian aryballos, with stylized tongues

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 3 Jul 1996

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a middle corinthian aryballos

a middle corinthian aryballos 600-575 B.C. The rim with tongues within two circles and dots around the edge, the handle with a zigzag line, tongues around the shoulder, the body decorated with a large siren, her outstretched wings reaching around the base, a large rosette between their tips at the

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 3 Jul 1996