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Hellenistic Greek Bronze Situla Handle w/ Spout Lot 27A 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: 263839702824 LOT 27ASeller's Estimate: USD 2,400 - 3,600 Ancient Greece, early Hellenistic period, ca. late 4th to 3rd century BCE. A beautiful cast-bronze situla handle with three primary components. The handle is comprised of a pair of semicircular grips with bent, rectangular forms boasting an upturned baluster terminal on each end. The handles are held in place with a mold-formed spout attachment in the form of a stylized lion head. The feline head depicts a flowing mane, a pair of cupped ears, arching eyebrows, circular eyes, a short nose, and a gaping mouth serving as the spout opening. Above the lion s head are two petite perforations through which the handle terminals are fed. Each component is covered in smooth layers of dark-green and espresso hued patina, imbuing it with an elegant presentation characteristic of finely crafted Greek bronze! Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 9.5" L x 5" H (24.1 cm x 12.7 cm); 7.375" H (18.7 cm) on included custom stand. A similar example hammered for $19,200 at Sotheby's, New York Antiquities Auction (June 6, 2006, lot 50): 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. #133403 Condition Report: Surface wear commensurate with age and use, fading to features on lion head, slight bending to overall form of handle components, with some discoloration, otherwise intact and excellent. Light earthen deposits within recessed areas, and lovely green and brown patina throughout. 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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