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AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION, 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION, 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION, 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,750

GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION, 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.


seated with gaping mouth, extended tongue, and bared teeth, the long tail curled up to the haunches, the ribs incised.

height 7.3 cm.; length 10 cm.

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Dr. R. Käppeli, Meggen, Switzerland

Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, May 13th, 1961, no. 69, illus.

Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), Lugano, probably acquired at the above sale

by descent to the present owner

William Llewelyn Brown, The Etruscan Lion, Oxford, 1960, p. 91, no. 17

For almost identical examples, probably from the same workshop, see Llewelyn Brown, op. cit., p. 90, no. 1 , pl. 24, a.1-2 (British Museum), and no. 2, pl. 24, c (Cabinet des Médailles).


This lot appears as no. 32 in a partial inventory of the Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, Lausanne, Switzerland, January 25th, 1982.