|Images from Medici Dossier. Source: Dr Christos Tsirogiannis.|
- James Chesterman Collection (1926-2014), formed in the UK in the 1970s-2000.
- With À la Reine Margot, Paris, acquired in December 1986.
The association with James Chesterman clearly has implications. I have listed some of his terracottas (and the associated bibliography) in:
- David W. J. Gill. “Museum Supplement: Recent Acquisitions by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1971-1989.” The Journal of Hellenic Studies 110 (1990), pp. 290–294. www.jstor.org/stable/631820.
This new identification yet again raises issues about the due diligence process conducted by and on behalf of the auction houses. Staff at Bonhams are, I am sure, aware that the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill is passing through the UK Parliament at the moment and that it is in the interest of those involved with the sale of archaeological material to be seen to be taking action when concerns are raised about objects that surface on the market.
I understand that the relevant authorities in Italy and the UK have been informed.
For further discussion of the antefix see ARCA.