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LOT 0050

Estimate
GBP (£) 15,000 - 20,000
EUR (€) 17,190 - 22,920
USD ($) 19,370 - 25,820

Opening Bid
£13,500 (EUR 15,473; USD 17,432) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Etruscan Young Hercules Statuette

3rd-1st century BC

A substantial bronze statuette of youthful Hercules (Greek Herakles), standing with left leg forward, right arm raised brandishing a weapon, most likely a club, now absent; left arm extended, possibly to hold forth another weapon, hand absent; nude except for the skin of the Nemean lion wrapped over the left arm, a lion's face visible to the front; mounted on a custom-made stand. 81.4 grams total, 19cm including stand (7 1/2"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired by the previous owner from a London auction house in 2004; formerly the property of an English family since the 1970s.

Literature
Cf. Jucker, I Italy of the Etruscans, Jerusalem, 1991, pp.132-134.


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

Viewing from noon Thursday 22nd Nov. 2018
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Friday 23rd Nov. 2018 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

Auction Venue:
The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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Lots 700 - 1361
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