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LOT 0070

Estimate
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,470 - 11,840
USD ($) 10,210 - 12,770

ETRUSCAN BLACK FIGURE WARE AMPHORA WITH SPHINXES
6TH-5TH CENTURY BC
14" (2.46 kg, 36cm).

A ceramic black figure ware neck-amphora, with flat rim and short neck decorated in red pigment with olive branch; bulbous body with panel to each side with female headed winged sphinxes facing one with plant between, row of lotus flower petals to the top; panels of red paint below with stylised open lotus flower; dome-shaped base with black pigment.

CONDITION REPORT: [Click to show]

PROVENANCE:
Property of a European gentleman living in London; previously from a German collection formed in the early 1980s. Accompanied by a copy of thermoluminescence analysis report no.N117a76 by Oxford Authentication Ltd.

LITERATURE:
See Brendel, O. Etruscan Art, Yale, 1995, pp.121-127.

CONDITION