AN ETRUSCAN CAST BRONZE FOOT FROM A CISTA

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.)

#5798

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

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.