10 December 2004
A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN BRONZE VESSEL HANDLES
CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Both in the form of nude athletes, their bodies curved into a back bend, their feet each resting on a leaf-shaped plate, their upraised arms and head joined to a curving plate once attached to the vessel rim, both with center-parted hair, the strands deeply incised
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high (2)
Said to be from Pesce Romana, near Vulci, in Etruria.
Private Collection, Lugano.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. V., part 1, no. 21).
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, nos. 88-07 & 88-08.
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