Etruscan Terracotta Boar Head Protome

 

15443. Etruscan Terracotta Boar Head Protome

Ca. Fifth Century BC

A massive piece depicting a highly stylized image of the boar, with distinctive pig snout and short ears.

Size: 5 inches (13 cm x14 cm) Length + custom mount.

Condition: Nice archaeological surface, abrasions, loss and wear to right ear.

See Ines Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, Jerusalam, 1991, no 342 and 343; for similar protome devices.

Ex Dr. Tatjana Former, acquired 1990s from New York trade. Rare

Original Price: $3,000

Special Price: $2,450

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