• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    AN ETRUSCAN IMPASTO BRAZIER

    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    AN ETRUSCAN IMPASTO BRAZIER
    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    The broad angled rim and interior sides impressed with a cylinder, creating relief scenes of hunting, grazing animals and mythological beasts, the interior with four raised concentric circles, the cylindrical base perforated six times
    16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm.) diameter


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    For a similar example found in Caere and now in the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco see no. 35, p. 71 in Buranelli, The Etruscans, Legacy of a Lost Civilization.

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    Provenance

    Alfred E. Mirsky (1900-1974); Christie's, New York, 16 June 2006, lot 207.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A TEXAS COLLECTOR