Stunning Greek Bronze Hydria w/ Siren Handle Lot 17 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799541107 LOT 17Seller's Estimate: USD 30,000 - 45,000 Greece, Classical period, ca. mid 5th century BCE. A gorgeous bronze hydria (water vessel) with a simple, elegant form and three applied handles, one of which has a front-facing figure of a nude siren. The rim and foot are decorated with matching curves, as are the areas where the two upward facing handles join the shoulder. The handles are cast with spirals, swirls, and scrollwork. At the base of the fluted vertical handle, on a curved, thick bronze attachment, is a standing figure of a siren. She stands with her wings spread, her feathered legs and clawed feet carefully emphasized, with with a woman's body, head, and elaborate coiffure. Size: 14.75" W x 16.7" H (37.5 cm x 42.4 cm) Hydria frequently appear in scenes of women carrying water from fountains, which was one of the duties of women during this time period. The two handles at the sides were used for lifting, while the handle at the back was used to dip and pour. However, bronze examples seem not to have been practical, but rather to have been used solely in a funerary setting. The appearance of the siren here signifies its purpose - sirens were symbolic guardians of the tomb, and acted as psychopomps. See a similar example at the Louvre: and a very similar example at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem: 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. #136165 Condition Report: Piece has been x-rayed to understand the extent of repair and restoration. Approximately 20% restored. Mottled turquoise, teal, and blue patina. Handles have been reattached. 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.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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