Fine Etruscan incense burner adorned with a feline that pursues a rooster. The tall shaft shows a polygonal and a spirally-fluted section, sequenced by tiny spheres with acanthus leave capitals.
The arrangement of the different elements is reminiscent of the Etruscan city of Volsini. For a related example, cf. item no. 307 in: Laura Ambrosini. "Thymiateria" etruschi in bronzo di etÃ tardo classica, alto e medio ellenistica. Roma 2002.
Etruscan, 4th century BC
H. 32.2 cm (12.7 in)
H. with stand 35.5 cm (14 in)
Solid shaft cast in separate parts, the tripod base and the bowl for incense burning missing.
From old US collection as deducible from the stand which is covered with old brittle velour keeping some last remains of burgundy pile. Old labels underneath.
Ex Maryland collection of Elizabeth Cohen.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.