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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    A VILLANOVAN IMPASTO ASKOS, A VILLLANOVAN IMPASTO AMPHORA AND AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO KANTHAROS

    CIRCA 8TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A VILLANOVAN IMPASTO ASKOS, A VILLLANOVAN IMPASTO AMPHORA AND AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO KANTHAROS
    CIRCA 8TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    The askos in the form of a bull, the nose pierced to form the pouring nozzle, the filler spout emerging from his rump, the handle in the form of two addorsed ducks on the back, decorated with stippled triangles, chevrons and circles, 9 in. (23 cm.) long; the amphora with incised spirals and a stylized leaf on one side, 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high; and the kantharos with looped strap handles, two incised bands under the rim, a notched ridge encircling the lower body, on low flaring foot, 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. nos 359, 365 & 378.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.