12 December 2002
This lot is offered without a reserve
SIX ETRUSCAN BRONZE LIONS
Circa 5th Century B.C.
All depicted couchant, four with their forelegs extending forward, their short tails projecting out straight, their heads raised and mouths open; one with its long tail curving forward forming a loop, its mouth open, the mane incised with cross-hatching; and one winged with the forelegs extending forward, its mouth open, the mane incised, the long tail curving forward forming a loop; together with a miniature Etruscan terracotta antefix, perhaps from a model shrine, with a female head with long center-parted hair centered within a shell-shaped fan of deep strigil motifs
1 9/16 in. (4 cm) long, for the longest of the lions (7)
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The antefix not illustrated
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