26 - 27 October 2004
AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA ASKOS IN THE FORM OF A DOE
4TH CENTURY B.C.
Reclining on an integral plinth with legs tucked beneath its body, head held erect with short spout at the back between the ears, a strap handle emerges from the neck below and joins the rump, the body with black and white dots
7½ in. (19cm.) long
L. Pollak collection.
Dr. Jacob Hirsch collection: sold A. Hess and W. H. Schab, Bedeutende Kuntswerke aus dem Nachlass Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Lucerne, 7 December 1957, no. 31.
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Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, no. 322.
Animals, 1986, II, no. 78; I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, p. 249, no. 322; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 129.
The thumbprint of the potter is visible in the glaze on the front of the neck.
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