8 June 2004
A SARDINIAN BRONZE BOAT
NURAGIC PERIOD, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.
The open vessel with a bull's head prow, with a long neck, small round ears, and large backward-curving horns, cast in one piece with an arching element along the back joined to a suspension loop
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) long
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 June 1988, lot 101.
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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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, no. 89-59.
For the type compare nos. 177-190 in Thimme, Kunst und Kultur Sardiniens vom Neolithikum bis zum Ende der Nuraghenzeit.
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