PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE OLPE
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The squat piriform vessel with a short cylindrical neck, a band of beading on the overhanging rim, the flat base with an offset rounded edge, the separately-cast high-arching handle riveted in place below the rim, the terminal in the form of a gorgoneion
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1972, lot 178.
Acquired by the current owner's family, Switzerland, and brought to the U.S. prior to 1974.