20 April 2005
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE STAMNOS HANDLE WITH SEILENOS ATTACHMENT PLATES
CIRCA LATE 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The fluted arched handle with two attachment plates in the form of lanceolate leaves, each with bearded Seilenos head in lower corner, with volutes and half palmettes above, and incised foliate border
5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) high
Sold Archeologie-Islam, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 30 June-1 July 1993, lot 91.
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For the type, cf. D. Mitten and S. Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World, Mainz, 1967, p. 196, no. 201; another in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (64.280).
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