Monumental Etruscan Brazier

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 7th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 58 cm in diameter
Price: 6 800 Euro
Ref: 4173
Provenance: French private collection Madame D. since at least 45 years. Last in a court-ordered auction of the private collection of Madame D.
Condition: Reassembled from two pieces, with retouching over the breaklines.
Description: Monumental brazier of burnt, reddish clay standing on a large, set off foot ring. The wall bent over and far protruding. On the outer rim an encircling stamped frieze with three repeating animal representations – a bovine to the right, a lion to the right and a lioness to the right with the head facing the viewer. From southern Etruria. See for the type both braziers in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Accession Numbers 96.18.96 and 19.192.53.