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Etruscan Bronze Ladle with Antelope Handle, 5th-4th Century BC

Etruscan bronze ladle with shallow bowl, long handle and a hook with gazelle-head finial.

The rectangular frame on top of the handle with faint incised decoration. The rim of the bowl with two notches.

The ladle was a common symposium utensil used for serving wine. It was widespread in the Greek and Etruscan world.

For a related example, cf. acc. no. 08.258.2 in the Metropolitan Museum database.

Intact and fine. Nice patina.

H. 27 cm (10.6 in), D. bowl 6.5 cm (2.6 in)

Ex Elspeth Angus collection, acquired at Noele and Ronald Mele Gallery, New York, October 1985 (with invoice copy).

Sold 880 USD

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