26 - 27 October 2004
A GREEK TERRACOTTA PLAQUE OF A PIG
LATE 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C., MAGNA GRAECIA
The pig facing left, with erect spinal crest and tightly curled tail; and a South Italian terracotta vessel in the form of a profile boar's head, the ear with central aperture, traces of ring handle below the jaw, with white painted details of the eye and curved tusk, a Greek inscription along rear edge probably gives the name of the ancient city of Rhegion, late 4th-1st Century B.C.
4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) and 4¾ in. (12 cm.) long respectively (2)
Item two: formerly in a German private collection (old collection label on reverse).
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Animals, 1986, II, no. 143; Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 112 (item one); and Animals, 2004, VI, no. 55 (item two).
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