Lot 11
  • 11

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE APPLIQUE OF A RECLINING SATYR, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C. | An Etruscan Bronze Applique of a Reclining Satyr

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Sold
4,250 GBP
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Description

  • bronze
facing right, with beard, moustache, pointed ear, hair brushed back and falling in a long plait over the nape of the neck, and wearing a long chiton falling from the right shoulder and with stippled and grooved decoration.

Provenance

Galerie Fisher, LucerneMay 21st, 1941, no. 99, p. 11, pl. 9, part
Pino Donati, Molinazzo di Monteggio, Ticino, acquired in the late 1960's

Catalogue Note

In 1941, the present figure was sold as part of a lot with another reclining satyr facing left and with a handle decorated with a gorgoneion on the attachment plate. All three elements were said to be from the same jug. The handle and other satyr are now in the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Ind., inv. nos. 78.7.1 and 78.7.2 respectively: F. Jurgeit, "Cistenfüsse" etruskische und praenestiner Bronzewerkstätten (Le ciste prenestine, II: Studi e contributi, 1), 1986, p. 99, pl. LIV a-b.
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