9 July 2001
A Zurich sugar-bowl and cover
Circa 1770, incised CA
The base and cover both painted with ruins within wooded landscape vignettes and with a bouquet and scattered flower-sprays, the cover with apple branch finial
3½ in. (9 cm.) diam.
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With her high-piled ringlets, gold earrings and heavy black kohl, the woman portrayed in this funerary painting offers a glimpse of life almost 2,000 years ago