Two Tarentine Gilded Terracotta Appliques

GBP 1,000.00

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Object Description

A finely rendered group of two terracotta appliques modelled in openwork technique in high relief, in the shape of a panther and a lion. Both felines are showed in profile, standing on a rocky ground line, leaning forward with one front leg raised. Much attention is given towards the naturalistic rendering of anatomical features, such as the muscular, tense body and the mane. Each applique features a pierced hole for suspension or attachment, and a flat, unworked reverse. Much of the original gilding is visible trough the animals’ body. The appliques are dated between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, and were produced in Tarentum, one of the Greek colonies in Magna Graecia.

Date: Circa 4th-3rd Century BC

Object History

Provenance: From the Ingrid McAlpine collection, 1939 – 2018, London and Epsom.

Object Condition

Condition: Professionally repaired, traces of the original gilding visible. The appliques are mounted on a custom made-stand, ideal for display.

Object Details

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    W:11 x centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James