• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA CINERARY URN

    MID-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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.

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    Provenance

    American private collection; acquired Christie's London, 10 July 1987, lot 165.