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A GREEK BRONZE SITULA
PROPERTY FROM THE MICHAEL AND JUDY STEINHARDT COLLECTION
A GREEK BRONZE SITULA

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK BRONZE SITULA
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The bell-shaped body tapering to a flat base, the rim overhanging on the interior and exterior, with thin raised bands on the exterior below the rim, each side with a double ring projecting up from the rim, a palmette rising between them, fitted with bail handles, rectangular in section, with large sheet appliqués attached to the body below the rings, one in the form of a nude bearded satyr moving to the right, his torso twisted to the left, his head turned out, a billowing animal skin over his left arm, holding a thyrsos above his shoulders, a panther running beside him; the other in the form of a nude bearded satyr moving right but looking back, an animal skin tied around his neck and billowing behind, his arms outstretched, the right raised high, the left lowered, his thyrsos on the ground, a footed krater behind him
9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm.) high
Provenance
with Phoenix Ancient Art, Geneva, 1997.

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Lot Essay

For related bronze, silver and terracotta situlae see figs. 8-12 in B. Barr-Sharrar, "Macedonian Metal Vases in Perspective: Some Observations on Context and Tradition," in B. Barr-Sharrar and E.N. Borza, eds., Macedonia and Greece in Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Times.

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