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Etruscan Black-Glazed Bucchero with Warrior Frieze

Antiquities - Greek

LOT 0102

GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,810 - 3,940
USD ($) 3,370 - 4,720
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Opening Bid: £2,500 (EUR 2,815; USD 3,374)
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6th century BC

A large ceramic black-glazed bucchero oinochoe with wide mouth pinched to the front and sieve at the lip; tubular neck with thin collars at junction; shoulder decorated with repeating pattern of scrolling lotus flowers, one with scrolling figure-of-eight pattern; central part of bulbous body delineated by ribs and decorated with a frieze of warriors in helmets and carrying swords and large shields, advancing horses and lotus flowers; applied strap handle decorated with column of lotus flowers within a frame; tall incised triangles to the lower body; wide foot with gusset to the rim. 2.2 kg, 39cm (15 1/4 - 17").

Fine condition, restored, lateral roundels absent.

Property of a European gentleman living in London; previously from a German collection formed in the early 1980s. Accompanied by a copy of a thermoluminescence test certificate no.N117a80 by Oxford Authentication Ltd.

See Perkins, P. Etruscan Bucchero in the British Museum, London, 2007.

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