A large Etrusco-Corinthian pottery amphora
Lot 12W
An Etrusco-Corinthian black-figure amphora
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,777) inc. premium
Auction Details
A large Etrusco-Corinthian pottery amphora
Lot Details
An Etrusco-Corinthian black-figure amphora
Caere, circa early 6th Century B.C.
Enlivened with incision, a frieze on the shoulder showing a panther and a deer on one side, a wild boar and a wolf on the other, with rosettes in the field, a band of cable-pattern below, the body decorated with two wide bands of scales, tongues above and over the foot, 22in (56cm) high


  • Provenance:
    Acquired on the German art market in 1979.

    For a similar example of 'scale-patterned' amphora, cf. S. Cassani, The Art of the Italic Peoples, Geneva and Naples, 1993, p.230.
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