Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A GREEK BRONZE OINOCHOE HANDLE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID TO LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Terminating below in a stylized palmette flanked by two curved snake heads, the upper end terminating in a central lion head with a thick radiating mane, the face well modelled with the almond-shaped eyes and snout incised, flanked by recumbent lions with their paws together, some remains of the vessel rim below
6 in. (16 cm.) high
Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, acquired between 1960-1995.
The Leo Mildenberg Collection; Christie's, London, 26 October 2004, lot 303.
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J. Biers, ed., A Peaceable Kingdom, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part IV, Mainz am Rhein, 2004, no. 41.
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