Etruscan bronze pendant with five stylized openwork figures holding each other by the hands.
The bossed heads embellished with earrings. A larger ring for suspension through the head of the central human figure.
The horizontal bottom is pierced with several holes from which depend some bronze rings.
The decreasing size of the figure ...click for details
Three adornments of tubular shape embossed at center and enhanced with small stripes. On the bottom three eyes with dangling tear shaped pendants.
These objects may have been attached to a carriage or to furniture.
Etruscan, 7th/6th century BC
...click for details
Large North Greek bronze neck piece of triangular form with slightly raised rectangular collars off-setting the tapering hooked terminals.
The front embellished with carefully incised and stamped ornament. A large wheel enclosing a rosette at center, the zones between the six petals stippled. Stamped concentric circles evenly distributed in the remaining field, all enclosed within a double border of hatched triangles.
For a pectoral of similar form cf. lot no. 80 (fig. 1) in: D. von Bothmer. G ...click for details
A pair of large handles from a bronze vessel showing elaborate palmette attachments with small sideward leafs.
Finely chiselled palmettes emerging from a central core over volutes. Bronze rivets and remains of solder under the attachments.
The handholds with a ridged bulge on the outer side and further bulges at the join to the terminals.
Etruscan or Italic, ca. 5th/4th century BC.
L. 18.1 cm and 18.7 cm (7.1 and 7.4 in), H. 8 cm (3.1 in).
Hollow cast handles, one corroded to show ...click for details
Single arching handle from a large bronze vessel ending in circular attachments. Remains of solder under the attachments.
Etruscan or Italic, ca. 5th/2nd century BC.
L. 11.1 cm (4.4 in).
Arched handle corroded otherwise complete.
Swiss art market
(data will be provided to the buyer).
Appealing figure of Herakles with early classical girl-like features.
The hero is naked except for a lion skin covering his head, the shoulders and wrapped around the left forearm. The lionís paws are knotted on the chest. The lion skin shows a carefully incised fur.
With his right hand the hero is leaning on a (missing) club. With the outstretched left hand he is holding the apple of the Hesperides.
The contrapost of the figurine is not yet understood. That the artist is still experimenting ...click for details
Socketed Etruscan bronze mace with three levels of sharp spikes.
For a related mace cf. item no. 246 in: Alessandro Naso. I Bronzi Etruschi e Italici del RŲmisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum. Mainz 2003.
Etruscan, late 6th-4th century BC.
H. 3.4 cm (1.3 in), D. 3.2 cm (1.25 in), W. over spikes 4.6 cm (1.8 in).
Intact, except for few broken spikes. Good quality and condition. Reddish patina and soil deposits.
Swiss art market.
Herakles standing in an appealing contrapost with his weight on the right leg. The hero is naked except for a lion skin covering his head, the shoulders and wrapped around the left forearm. The lionís paws knotted at the chest.
The missing right hand holding the club, the outstretched arm with remains of a bow.
Early Hellenistic example with classical reminiscences. Related to the so-called Trieste Group.
Etruscan, late 4th/3rd century BC.
H. 10.9 cm (4.3 in), H. with stand 17.8 cm ...click for details