5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 11,250
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO KYATHOS
CIRCA 550-500 B.C.
On a high stem, with a bulging band just above the flaring foot, incised with triangles flanked by zigzag, the conical bowl with incised zigzag along the carination, horizontal grooves on the wall, incised zigzag on the rim, the high flanged strap handle with incised volutes, triangles and zigzag, knobs flanking the handle-base along the rim
16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high
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with Donati, Lugano, 1987.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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