Galerie Rhéa

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Michael G. Petropoulos

Galerie Rhéa
Kleinstrasse 6
CH - 8008 Zürich

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Galerie Rhéa was established in 1990 by Michael Petropoulos in Zurich; it specialises in Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern antiquities. Since the beginning the gallery operates using a simple rule. When buying or selling antiquities from the ancient Mediterranean cultures we strive to serve our customers, be they experienced collectors or beginners, by adhering to strict ethical and archaeological criteria. The authenticity of all items sold is unconditionally guaranteed. Confidentiality is a matter of course. With 30 years of experience in the antiquities trade Mr. Petropoulos has gained a reputation as an expert in his field and the confidence of a number of important institutions, collectors and museums.

Besides being a member of IADAA since its creation, the gallery is also a member of the Swiss Syndicate of Antiquaries and Art Dealers (VSAK) and a member of the International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers (CINOA).

Gorgoneion Antefix.
Terracotta. Traces of red colour on lips, tongue and hair, black on serpents.
Tarent, ca. 500 BC.
Height 24,5 cm.
Published: K. Schefold, Meisterwerke griechischer Kunst (Basel 1960) p. 230 no. 275; H. Walter (Ed.), Kunst der Antike aus Privatbesitz Bern, Biel, Solothurn (Solothurn 1967) p. 137 no. 334.
Provenance: Swiss private collection, bought at Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel, Auktion 11, Jan. 1953, no. 299 pl. 11.