3 June 2009
Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell
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)
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.
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Roman jug: Oxford, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, November - December 1982.
The Roman jug not illustrated.
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