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Lot 79

Estimate: 2'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'400 GBP ---

Etruscan votive kouros
6th - 5th century BC
height cm 10,5 (4”)
Example of archaic kouros archetype, characterized by the typical standing arrangement, outlined features, adhering arms to the body and sticking legs between them.
Originally fixed in a base, generally in stone or metal.
Derived from the Greek practice and following the use of sacral purpose, probably dedicated in a sanctuary as a votive offering to the gods.

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

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