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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

    AN ETRUSCAN BLACK-FIGURED BELLY-AMPHORA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE IVY-LEAF GROUP, CIRCA 530 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN BLACK-FIGURED BELLY-AMPHORA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE IVY-LEAF GROUP, CIRCA 530 B.C.
    The obverse with a youth in preparation for a hunt, depicted standing beside his horse, both facing left, the youth wearing a short white tunic, holding the reins in his right hand, his left arm extended back, his dog standing to the left with its head turned back; the reverse with the intended game, a stag running to the left and a hare below; details in added white and red, each panel with a lotus bud chain above, rays above the foot
    15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with T. Fujita, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    H. Bloesch, Das Tier in der Antike, Zurich, 1974, no. 322.
    The Ancient and Modern Art in the Kurashiki Museum, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 60(A).
    E. Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Mainz, 1982, no. 115.


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Archäologischen Institut der Universität Zürich, Das Tier in der Antike, 21 September - 17 November 1974.