SMALL ETRUSCAN BRONZE TREFOIL- MOUTHED OINOCHOE
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With a Mask of Silenus at the base of the handle, an enigmatic Eye motif on the shoulder.

 

Eye motifs, singular and in pairs, were used apotropaically, intended to protect the contents of the vessel and whomever consumed them from harm.

 

Ca. 500–450 BC

 

Height: 9.8 cm.     (3 7/8 in.)

Width: 9.1 cm.     (3 5/8 in.)

 

Ex: German private collection, British market, 1990.

 

#5589

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.22

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Thorvaldsens Museum  inv. no. H2234

The British Museum  reg. no.1843,1103.31

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