Clazomenean terracotta architectural fragment
Lot 66*
A Clazomenian terracotta sarcophagus fragment
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,700 - 7,800

Lot Details
Clazomenean terracotta architectural fragment
A Clazomenian terracotta sarcophagus fragment
Circa 5th Century B.C.
Painted in black on a cream background, showing a central floral motif with interlocking palmettes and volutes, on the right a goat with curved horns and long beard, the white fur with large black patches, shown running with both front legs projecting forwards, a band of waves on the top side of the rim, 24½in (63cm long)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Swiss private collection, formed in the 1960s-1970s.

    Literature:
    Clazomenae was an ancient East Greek (Ionian) city, near Izmir (Smyrna) in modern Turkey. For discussion of the type, cf. R.M. Cook, Clazomenian Sarcophagi, Mainz, 1981.
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