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Lot 779Sunday 09 Feb, 2020 - 11.00am
A Greek red-figure ware Rhyton modelled as the head of a bull, circa 4th Century B.C., the neck decorated with winged figures holding wreaths, 8.5ins long
Provenance: We understand that this piece was excavated sometime in the early 1950's by the present vendor's grandfather in Ercolano (Herculaneum), Italy, whilst digging footings for a new house. Apparently he broke into a chamber and discovered this rhyton together with a number of other early pieces. These have since been dispersed.