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Tarantine Gilt Terracotta Panther

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: Greek, Tarantine
: ca. 350-325 B.C.
: Terracotta
: L: 11.7 cm (4.6 in)
: $30,000
Ex- André Emmerich and Mûnzen und Medaillen, Basel, 22 November 1975 – 10 January 1976; Ex- Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001) collection, Zurich, acquired prior to 1981;
Ex- US private collection, Pennsylvania


Gilt terracotta appliqué depicting a panther in profile to the right on a rocky groundline, the well-modelled feline with the left forepaw raised, its tongue lolling, its tail curved up and back upon itself, perforated for attachment through the front flank; preserving extensive gilding throughout.


A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art From the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Cleveland, 1981, no. 137.
U. Gehrig, ed., Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden, Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg, Mainz am Rhein, 1983, no. 137.
G. Zahlhaas, Aus Noahs Arche, Tierbilder der Sammlung Mildenberg aus fünf Jahrtausenden, Part IV, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 89.
P.E. Mottahedeh, ed., Out of Noah’s Ark, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Jerusalem, 1997, no. 89.

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