8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND CENTURY B.C.
In the form of a head of a woman, perhaps Turan (Aphrodite) or a Lasa, her hair arranged in a melon-coiffure surmounted by the vessel lid, adorned with a diadem, wearing disk earrings with inverted pyramidal pendants, two suspension loops in her hair, the concave base of the vessel with an incised rosette, perforated at the center
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1981.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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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. 81-51.
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