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Etruscan late 6th cent. B.C..
Coarse, red clay. H. 9.3 cm and H. 13 cm
The powerfully modelled horses' heads have wide-open eyes with an elongated caruncle, slightly arched brows and pointed eyes which lie close to the head. The harness is modelled in relief and is adorned with discs. Traces of polychromy permit the reconstruction of the original colour scheme: the pupils, contours of the eyes and the decoration of the harness were painted in black, the sclera of the eye in white, and the head in red and blue. Both fragments come from a relief, possibly from a building. Condition: The larger fragment is composed of two parts without infill (small lacuna on reverse). The break is located approximately in the front third. Traces of polychromy preserved.
From the Estate of Prof. Frank Fischer (1923-2015), Professor of Law and Rector of Basle University; acquired 1998.
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Two Fragments of Horses' Heads

Estimate CHF 5,000 - CHF 6,000
4d
20h
44m
53s
CHF 5,0000 bids
Starting Price CHF 5,000
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