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An Exemplary Archaeological Collection of Louis-Gabriel Bellon

Result EUR338,000
Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 06 December 2021 - 14:30 (CET) - 5, avenue d'Eylau - 75116 Paris

The sale of the former Louis-Gabriel Bellon collection was acclaimed by a crop of preemptions for works from ancient Greece.

Greece, Attic workshop, attributable to the painter Nikon, c. 475-425 BC. Red-figure... An Exemplary Archaeological Collection of Louis-Gabriel Bellon

Greece, Attic workshop, attributable to the painter Nikon, c. 475-425 BC. Red-figure orange terracotta amphora with black glaze, painted on one side with a richly-garbed hoplite and on the other with a slinger in a short tunic, with a protective cap and an animal skin serving as a shield, h. 33 cm/13 in.
Result: €338,000

Endowed with a passion for archaeology that could be qualified as bulimic, Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899), after making his fortune, began to buy pieces from the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean basin, reflecting the taste of that time for antiquity. He was particularly keen on tanagras—terracotta statuettes of graceful young Greek women from the Hellenistic…
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