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Ancient Etruscan Nenfro Relief of a Winged God, 600 BC

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A fragment of Etruscan architecture depicting a winged god, circa 6th century BC. Carved from a thick block of nenfro, a grey volcanic rock from Etruria. The deity is shown running - almost dancing - across the stone, the muscular legs with pronounced calves, the ankles with miniature wings. The torso with a set of large, feathered wings, spread wide, a cable pattern border below, striated bands to the sides. Cf. 61.11.17 at the metropolitan museum. A wonderful example of Archaic art. Mounted on a bronze base with removable bracket for wall mounting. Measures: Height 16 inches or 18 inches on stand. Width 15 3/4 inches. Provenance: With H. Cahn and Andre Emmerich gallery, 1970. Subsequently Swiss private collection, purchased from the previous in 1970 and thence by descent. Published: H. Cahn. Art of ancient Italy: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, New York 1970. Object 106.

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    H 16 in. x W 15.75 in. x D 2.5 in.H 40.64 cm x W 40.01 cm x D 6.35 cm
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    London, GB
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    LU1052214203622
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