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Auction archive: Lot number 429

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MIRROR

Auction 09.12.1999
9 Dec 1999
Estimate
US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:
US$13,800
Auction archive: Lot number 429

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MIRROR

Auction 09.12.1999
9 Dec 1999
Estimate
US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:
US$13,800
Beschreibung:

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MIRROR circa 4th century b.c. The cast circular mirror with a concave-sided extension flaring out at the bottom, the ornate handle, rectangular in section, with vertical beaded ridges alternating with grooves along the shaft, with punched dots and circles below the disc extension, and a terminal in the form of a stylized ram's head, the obverse with a dentate edge, the extension and lower part of the disc engraved with an elaborate volute with stylized palmette, the reverse engraved with a scene of the "Adornment of Turan," with the goddess seated in profile to the right on a stool with voluted legs, wearing a chiton and a diadem, a himation draped over her left arm, with a standing woman to the left and right, their hands raised to Turan's head, both nude but for a himation draped over their shoulders, a third nude woman to the right, all wearing coiled bracelets, a standing draped goddess behind Turan between her and the nude woman to the left, a band above inscribed with a retrograde inscription identifying three of the goddess' below: Turan, Uni and Mea, a band of wavy lines above, the border with a scrolling floral motif, the extension with a facing head wearing a Phrygian cap framed by wings 11 in. (28.6 cm) long

Auction archive: Lot number 429
Auction:
Datum:
9 Dec 1999
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MIRROR circa 4th century b.c. The cast circular mirror with a concave-sided extension flaring out at the bottom, the ornate handle, rectangular in section, with vertical beaded ridges alternating with grooves along the shaft, with punched dots and circles below the disc extension, and a terminal in the form of a stylized ram's head, the obverse with a dentate edge, the extension and lower part of the disc engraved with an elaborate volute with stylized palmette, the reverse engraved with a scene of the "Adornment of Turan," with the goddess seated in profile to the right on a stool with voluted legs, wearing a chiton and a diadem, a himation draped over her left arm, with a standing woman to the left and right, their hands raised to Turan's head, both nude but for a himation draped over their shoulders, a third nude woman to the right, all wearing coiled bracelets, a standing draped goddess behind Turan between her and the nude woman to the left, a band above inscribed with a retrograde inscription identifying three of the goddess' below: Turan, Uni and Mea, a band of wavy lines above, the border with a scrolling floral motif, the extension with a facing head wearing a Phrygian cap framed by wings 11 in. (28.6 cm) long

Auction archive: Lot number 429
Auction:
Datum:
9 Dec 1999
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
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