26 - 27 October 2004
A 'GREEK' BRONZE FIGURE OF A TORTOISE
PROBABLY 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
With raised head, the shell with incised pattern of concentric squares
2¾ in. (7 cm.) long
Formerly in the Athos Moretti collection.
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D. Dumoulin, Antike Schildröten, dissertation, Würzburg, 1990/1991 (Königshausen, 1994), p. 145, no. 11, fig. 53; and Animals, 1996, III, no. 29.
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