25 October 2006
AN ITALIC IMPASTO WARE TRIPOD BEAKER
CIRCA 700 B.C.
The conical body on flaring tripod feet, two bands of rouletting around the shoulder, the loop handle surmounted by the figure of a ram with frontally curling horns and short tail, its feet resting on the vessel rim
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
Dr Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001), Zurich, Switzerland.
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For a similar vessel, cf. E. Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum: Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Mainz, 1982, no. 92.
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