8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE JANIFORM BALSAMARIUM
CIRCA 3RD-EARLY 2ND CENTURY B.C.
In the form of conjoined heads of a maenad and satyr, the maenad dominating the ensemble, with her hair arranged in a melon coiffure and bound in diadem with a rosette at its center and double-bead pendants along its length, feathery wings at the volutes above the ears, wearing a necklace of drop-shaped pendants with matching earrings, the bearded satyr with a foliate fillet on his furrowed brow, with two suspension loops at the crown of the maenad's head, the slanted vessel mouth with incised angled lines
4 in. (10.1 cm.) high
with Bruce McAlpine, 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. 89-66.
For a similar example see no. 167 in Gschwantler, et al., Guss+Form, Bronzen aus der Antikensammlung.
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