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Estimate: 2'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'800 GBP Online bidding closed


Acheloo head antefix
Magna Graecia, 5th century BC
height cm 16 (6''); length cm 22 (9'')
Characterized by archaic style with almond shape eyes, pointed ears and rounded horns, which resembled the greek deity of Acheloo often depicted as a satyr with horns, in memory of his mythological transformation first in the bull and then in the man with taurine head.
Restored nose.

PROVENANCE
Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.

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