London, South Kensington
29 October 2003
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE THYMIATERION
4TH CENTURY B.C.
The tripod base in the form of hoofed legs with ivy leaves at their juncture, fine spiralling grooves on the stem with a marten in pursuit of a rooster, the square rim surrounding the incense bowl with pierced corners for attachments, repaired base; and a Greek bronze ladle, the shallow bowl with vertical handle and everted duck head terminal, 5th-4th Century B.C.
16 3/8 in. (41.7 cm.) high and 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) long respectively (2)
Acquired in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
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Antike Kunst, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 1975, no. 109 (item one) and Antike Kunst, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 1978, inv. no. 5239 (item two).
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