AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
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AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
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AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Lot sold:10,000GBP

Description

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM, CIRCA LATE 4TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.


in the form of the head of a woman, possibly the goddess Turan or a Lasa, gazing upwards and wearing disk-and-pendant earrings, her finely engraved ribbed coiffure bound in a diadem or braid , and swept back into a spiral chignon above the nape of the neck, the eyelashes, eyebrows, and pupils delicately incised; together with a separately cast disk base, flanged cylindrical stopper, and suspension handle with chains.

Height without cover 9.5 cm.

Condition report

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Provenance

J.J. Klejman, New York

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., acquired from the above (Sotheby Park Bernet, New York, November 22nd, 1974, no. 252, illus.)

Catalogue note

For a very similar example compare C.H. Smith and C.A.Hutton, Catalogue of the Antiquities … in the  Collection of the Late Wyndham Francis Cook, Esqre., 1908, pl. XXXIV, 44. Also compare R.S. Teitz, Masterpieces of Etruscan Art, 1967, no. 92, and

R.D. De Puma, Etruscan Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013, 6.88, p. 241.


Attached to the underside of the base is the characteristic handwritten identification label used by the J.J. Klejman Gallery.