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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A GREEK BLACK-GLAZED ASKOS

    SOUTH ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK BLACK-GLAZED ASKOS
    SOUTH ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of a boar, striding forward, a spout on the hind quarters, with a ring handle on the left flank, the head with a long snout, protruding tusks, and erect ears, the eyes with the pupils indicated, the genitalia and curling tail articulated, with incised fur along the top of the back and around the head, the eyes and tusks in added white
    5½ in. (14 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, late 1970s.