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Large figure with X-form body markings on the columnar torso, seated astride a beehive shaped base with round opening.

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Etruscan Terracotta Banqueter Figure

Lot 0015E Details

Description
Etruria, central Italy, ca. 4th century BCE. This is a buff terracotta figure depicted in the pose of a person attending a drinking party -- a Symposium. The figure reclines to one side, with one arm raised on a bent leg, holding a wine goblet to their chest. Symposia were designed to have an intellectual aspect, perhaps with speakers or informal debates, hence the listening pose of the figure. This figure may have decorated a home where the owner had fond memories of Symposia. This is a rare form of ancient statuary! Size: 4.5" W x 3.75" H (11.4 cm x 9.5 cm)

Provenance: ex-NY private collection

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#113847
Condition
Expected wear but shape still clear.
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Etruscan Terracotta Banqueter Figure

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$800
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$1,200
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$400
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0015E: Etruscan Terracotta Banqueter Figure

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$500
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Est.
$800
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$1,200
Starting Price
$400
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0015E Details

Description
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Etruria, central Italy, ca. 4th century BCE. This is a buff terracotta figure depicted in the pose of a person attending a drinking party -- a Symposium. The figure reclines to one side, with one arm raised on a bent leg, holding a wine goblet to their chest. Symposia were designed to have an intellectual aspect, perhaps with speakers or informal debates, hence the listening pose of the figure. This figure may have decorated a home where the owner had fond memories of Symposia. This is a rare form of ancient statuary! Size: 4.5" W x 3.75" H (11.4 cm x 9.5 cm)

Provenance: ex-NY private collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113847
Condition
...
Expected wear but shape still clear.

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