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LOT 0068

Estimate
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,080 - 11,350
USD ($) 10,160 - 12,700

Opening Bid
£8,000 (EUR 9,076; USD 10,157) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Roman Statuette of the Goddess Iphigenia

1st-2nd century AD

A bronze figure of the goddess Iphigenia in active pose with right hand raised to the brow and left hand supporting her weight, legs bent to the rear; the hair dressed in a chignon, torso bare and thighs draped with a folded loincloth; plain band to each upper arm; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1 kg total, 21.5cm including stand (8 1/2"). Very fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired from a Mayfair gallery; formerly with Boisgirard Antonini, Paris, sale 11, lot 57.

Footnotes
In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was a princess of Mycenae, daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. In the story of the Trojan war, Agamemnon offends the goddess Artemis and she prevents the Greek troops from reaching the siege of Troy until Agamemnon kills his daughter as a sacrifice. In some traditions Iphigenia dies at the port of Aulis, while in others Artemis delivers her.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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