Lot 58. A Greek black-glazed boar askos, South Italy, circa 320-290 B.C., 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1984, lot 337.
Elsa Bloch-Diener collection, Bern, acquired from the above sale.

NoteFor another Apulian boar shaped askos, unglazed but for the handle, cf. Rhode Island School of Design Museum inv. no. 1996.98. This type of vase was also very popular in Southern Etruria. For an example found at Bomarzo now in the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, inv. no. 14402, cf. F. Buranelli, The Etruscans, Memphis, 1992, p. 167, no. 149.


Oil Container (Askos) in the Form of a Boar, late 4th century - early 3rd century BCE, Italo-Greek, Apulia. Terracotta, 10.2 x 15.2 cm (4 x 6 inches), Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 1996.98 © Rhode Island School of Design Museum 

Christie's. Antiquities, 5 July 2017, London, King Street