Lot 3677

A Greek ram's head in marble, 5th century B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots

Description

Marble protome in the shape of a ram's head with curled, ribbed horns, a prominent forehead and fully sculptured features. The strong neck extending backwards to a shoulder, where it terminates in a thick, square spike with a horizontal perforation. It remains unclear what object the marble protome was originally attached to. Beautiful, ochre-coloured patina. The snout with a slight antique knock on the left, the spike broken at the perforation and glued together. Length 14 cm.

Provenance: Acquired in the Austrian art trade, formerly in the collection of Elias S. David (1891 - 1969), New York.

Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.