This interesting piece is an Etruscan red-figure stemmed plate that dates circa 4th century B.C. This piece is approximately 5.45 inches in diameter, by 2.4 inches high. This piece has been classified as being from the "Genucilia Group", and the group name derives from an example that had the Etruscan name "P. Genucilia" inscribed under its stemmed foot. This piece also has been described as a "star plate", as noted by Prof. Mario Del Chiaro in "Etruscan Red-Figure Vase Painting at Caere",... Click for details
Finely decorated Etruscan Pottery Oinochoe, ca. 7th Century BCE. Ovoid body finely incised with a band of scales. Rays above ring foot. 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Professional repair to lip from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. According to the Oxford University Classical Art Research Centre, the term oinochoe (pl. oinochoai; Greek oinos - wine and cheo - I pour) is appropriate to this shape and illustrations of it in use, and appears to... Click for details
This piece is a superb example of an Italic bronze "Kouros" figurine, and is an early Etruscan example that dates to the Archaic Period, circa 6th century B.C. This piece is approximately 3.8 inches high, by .72 inches wide. This complete and intact bronze is in the form of a nude standing male "Kouros", which is a Greek convention of art design that was derived from earlier Egyptian statuary, and was geometric in design, rather than realistic in form. This standing piece is also very... Click for details
Here you find a lovely Lekythos in the form of a Silenus; follower of the wine-god Dionysus . Has long sharp horse ears and wavy beard and hair. Hands and legs are in elongated form. The vase appears to have some grape clusters remaining on the body. The Lekythos has a fine spout which was most likely used as a libation offering vessel. The vessel has some deep rich glaze still remaining. Much of the slip is now gone and in buff form. Handle missing and a portion of the lip as well. Dates to... Click for details
Exquisite ancient Etruscan Bird askos from Tarquinia or Vulci. Has a large eye created by a painted circle and central dot with a feathered head and neck; head slightly tilted to the right. Vertical filing spout with flared rim set to the rear next to the extended â€śfeatheredâ€ť tail, the black painted flanged handled extends from the neck of the bird to the base of the spout. The bulbous body has tear and wave motif design and central arrow and palm shaped design on the front.
Rare Etruscan Bronze Head of a Lion Protome, or perhaps from a cauldron. Late 6th Century BCE. Bronze is 3 1/2" high x 2 1/2" wide x 3" deep. On Custom Stand height is 7 1/2" high.Ex: Donati Lugano collection, 1982. Exhibited Lugano, Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI) Testimonianze d'arte etrusca in collezioni private ticinesi,1986. Published: P. and S. Donati, Testimonianze d'arte etrusca in collezioni private ticinesi, Lugano, 1986, p. 31, no. 7.2. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,... Click for details
Molded Etruscan Pottery Head of a Youthful Boy. Magna Graecia, circa 700 BCE. Realistic portrait of a child, rounded face, full cheeks with smile on his lips, incised wavy short hair,chips on nose, side of head, and flake on top, otherwise in good condition, on custom mount, 6" high x 5" wide x 5" deep.On stand height is 8 1/2". Ex: Alex Gordon collection, New York. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art he Etruscans were an ancient Italic culture linguistically identifiable by about 700... Click for details
Etruscan Bronze Bull Head, ca. 5th Century BCE. Impressive mold with expressive mouth, eyes, and large ears. Pointed horns and inlay of marble on forehead. Flange behind right ear and missing behind left ear which we believe this artifact to be a bronze attachment. Beautiful black and green patina. 2" in height and in excellent condition.
This extremely rare piece is a bronze geometric horse that was cast in one solid piece. This attractive piece was made during the Geometric Period, circa 8th century B.C., and is approximately 3.1 inches high by 2.8 inches long. This piece is extremely early for the culture, and this can be seen relative to the artistic style with the elongated neck. This piece was probably part of a sacred necklace that may have been votive, and may have been shamanistic in nature. The stylized horse seen... Click for details