|ETRUSCAN BRONZE REARING CENTAUR
The centaur, with a full equine lower body, rearing up on his hind legs, preparing to hurl a rock. Superb style.
Late 5th-4th Century BC
H. 4 in. (9.7 cm.)
Ex Münzen und Medaillen, Basel; John Kluge collection, Charlottesville VA, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1989; J.M.E. collection, acquired at Christie’s, New York, June 2004.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2005, no. 35.
Exhibited: ‘Monsters, Demons, and Winged Beasts: Composite Creatures of the Ancient World’, Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University, Atlanta, February 5-June 19, 2011.