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Etruscan bronze handle with swan terminal

R112

£350.00

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A bronze ring handle from a very large vessel, the terminal formed as a swan or goose holding the handle in its beak. The bird has detailed cast feather decoration on its wings and tail.

Culture:
Etruscan, 5th or 4th Century BC

Size:
12.8 x 9.7 cms including ring handle

Condition:
Intact as shown in the photographs (fragment from a large vessel)

Provenance:
Ex. private collection, Roubaix, France; acquired in the 19th Century

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