8 June 2007
A GREEK BRONZE SITULA
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The ovoid body with high shoulders on a raised and separately-made ring foot, the rim flat, overhanging on the interior, with three grooves on the shoulders below the rim, the twin arching bail handles turning back on themselves and terminating in bud-like finials, attached to the body on one side by an appliqué in the form of a lion's head, his lolling tongue forming the spout, the interior with conforming perforations, and on the other side, attached to two hoops joined to the rim, an appliqué below in the form of a woman's head, her hair loosely bound in a top knot, once framed by four now-missing tendrils, the base slightly concave with a series of lathe-turned concentric circles
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1980s.
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For two similar examples see no. 6, p. 79, in Pandermalis, ed., Alexander the Great, Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism, and no. 262 in Vokotopoulou, Macedonians, The Northern Greeks.
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