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Lot 32

Estimate: 2'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'400 GBP Online bidding closed

Etruscan Bucchero chalice supported by sphinxes
Mid 6th century BC
height cm 18 (7’’)
The cup, with notched ridge and impressed dots pattern, is supported by four rectangular struts: two of them are decorated in relief with specular winged sphinxes; the others are characterized by a phytomorphic openwork. A conic pinnacle joins the four supports.

Private collection, London; acquired on the European art market in the 1990s.

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