AN ETRUSCAN CAST BRONZE FOOT FROM A CISTA
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With an elaborately detailed scene of Gigantomachia, the mythical battle between the Olympian gods and the Giants, the “Sons of the Earth.” A mounted male deity tramples a bearded giant.

 

5th Century BC

 

Height: 5 cm.     (1 15/16 in.)

Width: 3.4 cm.     (1 3/8 in.)

 

Ex: New York private collection of A. Epstein, by the 1980s.

 

#5798

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.17

 

Comparandum:

The British Museum, London  mus. no. 1865,0712.26- 27. Also, another erroneously restored to an unrelated Etruscan bronze bowl in the 19th Century, accession no. 1840,0212.17.

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