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Etruscan Bronze Figure of Charioteer Lot 35C Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263839702790 LOT 35CSeller's Estimate: USD 1,000 - 1,500 Classical World, Etruria, ca. 6th to 4th century BCE. A cast bronze male figure, standing with his arms outstretched, his hands shown in a grip, perhaps indicating that he was a charioteer holding onto reins. He wears a long garment that covers his body - all the way to his feet - and a cap-like helmet. His visage is comprised of lunate eyes, arched brows, an aquiline nose, and pursed lips. A wonderful piece referencing Etruscan chariot racing as depicted on fresco wall paintings in the Tomb of Tarquinia, Italy as well as the Tomb of Bigas. Since the Romans destroyed the Etruscan civilization, artifacts like this example along with tomb paintings serve as an invaluable glimpse into the lost world of the Etruscans. Size: 2.375" H (6 cm); 2.875" H (7.3 cm) on included custom stand. Etruscan chariot racing was exceedingly dangerous, as the courses had bumpy hills, very steep slopes, and treacherous curves. Because of this, Etruscan charioteers were sometimes strapped to their chariots with leather belts. What's more, fatalities were expected and abundant, and this activity was banned from the Greek Olympics. Etruria - modern day Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria - was rich in metals, including copper, and the Etruscans drew upon their native resources to become master bronze smiths. Votive figures like this one were traded far and wide according to Pliny the Elder. Titus Livius records that when the consul Marcus Fluvius Flaccus conquered the Etruscan city of Volsinii, they took a line of wagons, including two thousand bronze statues, to Rome, where they were melted down to make coinage to finance the war against Carthage. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135321 Condition Report: Intact with rich brown and green patina. Gripping hands probably once held objects - perhaps reins. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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