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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 223

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE SITULA

    CIRCA 750-700 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE SITULA
    CIRCA 750-700 B.C.
    The base and two halves of the body each formed from a separate hammered sheet, joined by rivets and ornamented with bosses along the seams and along the perpendicular line, the conical vessel tapering to the flat base, the broad sloping shoulders offset, with a short cylindrical neck, the rim rounded, the handle-plates riveted to the neck across the seams, arching handles threaded through the rings, voluted pendants suspended from each end
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high


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    For a similar example see no. 157 in Mitten and Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World.

    Provenance

    New York Art Market, 1980s.