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Rare Greek, 'Alexandrian', Bronze Grotesque Statuette of a Pugilist Boxer
Rare Greek bronze grotesque statuette of a pugilist boxer. Alexandrian, Hellenistic Period, 1st century BC. Provenance: Ex. Collection Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). Formerly in the collection of Julien Gréau, Lot 985. Published: Collection Julien Gréau, Catalogues des Bronzes Antiques et des Objets d'Art du Moyen-Age et de la Rennaissance, décrits par W. Froehner, Hôtel Drouot , Salle Nr. 3, 1.-9. Juin 1885, p. 211, Lot Nr. 985 (Petit grotesque d'Alexandrie, coiffé d'une calotte arabe qui ressemble au fez des zouaves. Il a un tablier noué autour des anches; sa jambe droit porte en avant, ses bras s'apprêtent au pugilat, mais sa main droite seule est armée du ceste. Beau style, travail très fin.
- Of the PeriodHellenistic
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1st Century BC
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsIntact, in find condition, heavy green patina.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 2.76 in. x W 2.21 in. x D 0.85 in.H 7 cm x W 5.6 cm x D 2.15 cm
- Seller LocationZurich, CH
- Seller Reference NumberCL1026
- Reference NumberLU5021116756361
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