• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    A GREEK BRONZE SITULA

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK BRONZE SITULA
    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Of tapering cylindrical form, decorated with a band of finely engraved guilloche below the flattened rim, with two acanthus shaped attachment plates emerging from the sides, each pierced with double loops, the handles of flattened form with hooked ridged knop terminals, on a flared ring foot
    8 3/8 in. (21.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the German art market in the 1980s.