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    GREEK. Etruria-Alexandria, ca. 300-100 BC. Lot of three Hellenistic clay heads. Ranging in height from 1-3" tall, they depict (1) an Etruscan or Italic Greek female hierodoulos, or temple attendant, wearing a high, ornamented stephane; (2) a Greek woman (or male youth) with tight, curly hair, wearing a hairband with a raised ornament at crown, and (3) an middle-aged man wearing a hood over the back of his head. The latter has a very distinctive face, with deep furrows on the brow, and may represent a Hellenistic ruler, possibly one of the Ptolemies of Egypt. All mounted on black wooden stands. All of buff-brown clay, the hierodoulos showing some applied white in the deep recesses. An attractive group.

    From the Estate of Gloria and Melville B. Nimmer, Westwood, CA. Acquired from Astarte Galleries, London, August 1982.

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    September, 2011
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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