ostracon ancient art



Etrusco-Corinthian Leg-Shaped Alabastron, 550-530 BC

Rare Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron in the shape of a right leg.

Rounded lower leg, the small narrow foot wearing a boot rendered with dull dark-brown glaze. Incisions for the tongue and the lacing, the top of the tongue and the boot shaft with incised rosettes to the sides.

The small disc-shaped mouth with radiating strokes on top.

Rare Etruscan example, inspired by East Greek import ware.

For a related example, likely from the same workshop, cf. Beazley Pottery database, vase no. 9031949.

Rare example, intact and fine. Minor surface wear.

H 16 cm (6.3 in)

Swiss family possession, since the 1970s.

Sold 1650 USD

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