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Etruscan Terracotta Boar Head Protome, 5th century BC

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Start price: $400

Estimated price: $800 - $1,200

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Massive section of highly stylized boar, with distinctive pig snout and short ears. The boar as a grin like expression with incised teeth and slit mouth. Size 7" H on included custom stand, 5 1/4" L x 5" W x 5" H

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

ex-New York, New York collection, ex-Doctor Tatjana Former, acquired 1990’s New York trade.

Condition: Well preserved fragment of a larger section, with old loss to ear.