12 December 2002,
Price realised USD 3,107
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN ETRUSCAN IMPASTO DOLIUM
Circa Early 6th Century B.C.
Perhaps from Caere, ovoid in form, on a flat base, with a wide outward curving mouth, the body with vertical fluting, a torus molding below and high on the shoulders above a band of knobs and a band in stamped shallow relief, depicting a man fighting a lion to his left, a sphinx behind the lion, and two figures bringing a sacrificial bull to an altar, the figure behind the bull holding a branch, the scenes repeating several times
18 7/16 in. (46.8 cm) high
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THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, no. 106.
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