27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,062
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA CINERARY URN
MID-2ND CENTURY B.C.
The front of the rectangular urn modelled in relief showing a battle scene with figures in combat, the additional lid with draped figure of the deceased, reclining with head raised on pillow
11 in. (28 cm.) long
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The scene is said to represent part of the Athenian-Persian battle of 490 B.C.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
American private collection; acquired Christie's London, 10 July 1987, lot 165.
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