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* An Etruscan Impasto Cinerary Urn, Archaic Period, ca. 650 - 625 BCE

RT004-PB

House-shaped, of burnished red terracotta, painted in white, each side of the gabled lid with three birds below a band of tongues; one side with five bearded soldiers, three facing right, two facing left, one to the far left with a shield, one to the far right with a shield and spear; the other side with six confronting soldiers, the three to the right with spears, greaves and pteryges, the three to the left nude, all helmeted and carrying shields; one end depicting two bearded soldiers facing each other, carrying spears and shields; the other end with a checker pattern, a stamped pelta-shield above the pediment.

Condition: Daybreak archaeometric test of sample 499A85 is consistent with the dating of this lot. With general wear as expected with age, professional restoration throughout including a foot, the top point on one side and the cover, general wear to the surface including scuffs and scarring; with cosmetic overpainting otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Length: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm) Width: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Provenance: European Private Collection, prior to 1994. with Ancient Art International, Massachusetts, prior to 2000. New York City Private Collector.


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