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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 159

    THREE ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO VESSELS

    CIRCA LATE 7TH-EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    THREE ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO VESSELS
    CIRCA LATE 7TH-EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Including a kantharos with a biconical body on a disk foot, the handles merging with the flaring lip; a kantharos with a deep bowl on a small flaring foot, with three parallel lines incised below the rim, a frieze of three open fan motifs on one side, the strap handles rising from the notched carinated base and merging with the rim; and a chalice on a high flaring foot, the stem with a raised ring molding, a notched carinated ridge at the base of the bowl, with three parallel lines incised around the exterior; together with a Roman red ware jug, circa 1st century A.D., the globular body on a raised disk foot, with a tall flaring neck
    Chalice: 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high (4)


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    The Roman jug not illustrated.

    Provenance

    First kantharos: Acquired prior to 2000.
    Second kantharos and chalice: Acquired by the current owner between 1957 and 1965.
    Roman jug: Richard Hattat, England.
    with Charles Ede, London, 1985.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell


    Exhibited

    Roman jug: Oxford, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, November - December 1982.