A Greek or Etruscan bronze situla handle

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Lot 106*
A Greek or Etruscan bronze situla handle

Sold for £ 3,500 (US$ 4,368) inc. premium
A Greek or Etruscan bronze situla handle
Hellenistic period, Circa late 4th-3rd century B.C.
The two arching bails rectangular in section with bud-shaped finials, folded back at the end to suspend at one side a spout in the form of a mask of Silenus, depicted with his mouth open, long curly beard and bald head, 21.5cm long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Europe, 1974.
    Anonymous sale; Boisgirard & Associés, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 16 June 2005, lot 22.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 16 June 2006, lot 137.
    Private collection, Europe, acquired at the above sale.

    Attribution of this type is difficult without a known find-spot, as the style was widespread from Gaul to southern Russia. Von Bothmer therefore describes bronzes akin to the present lot as 'Etruscan or Greek' (B. von Bothmer, Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, Mainz on Rhine, 1987, p. 223).
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