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Lotto 304 - Asta 66 - Parte II



A pair of etruscan embossed gold plaques. Female front busts with vegetable and zoomorphic ornaments.
H. 45 mm; gr. 5,18
Depiction of the "lady of the animals": In the center, at the top, a female head of prospectus grafted onto an inverted palmette; from this start two opposing volutes ending at the top with a palmette between two lion heads facing outwards. The subject derives from Phoenician prototypes. Considered for the use of clasps - closure of female garments or belt loops. The four holes on each plaque testify to their use only if sewn to a fabric or fixed to a thin leather or bronze element. Closing with hook-ring system. Wear marks and slight defects on the edge. Rare. For stylistic and subject comparisons: Pair of small plates from Cerveteri (Rome, Museum of Villa Giulia; London, British Museum) and from the studios of southern Etruria (Paris, Louvre Museum For comparisons: Aa.Vv., Ori degli Etruschi, edited by M. Cristofani and M. Martelli, pages 146, 113, 147, 114, British Museum Database, inv. No. 1872.0604.851; ancient treasures. The jewels of the Campana Collection, p. n.. 48. This lot is listed in an invoice from parisian gallery Mythes et L├ęgendes by Michel Cohen in 1986, mentionning that the piece was formerly in Arthur Sambon (1867-1947) collection.
650-600 BC ca.



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