Etruscan Bronze Vessel Handle
depicting the Etruscan Demon Charun
probably from a funerary Olpe

circa 400 B.C.
Length: 7 1/2 in.

The thumb spur of this handle depicts the head of the Etruscan daemon Charun, who escorted the soul of the deceased to the afterlife. The stem has a snake-like form terminating in a spaded tail with incised speckling. Choice dark-green patina with lighter highlights

Depictions of Charun are rare, especially in bronze.
from a Midwest collection


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