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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 166

    A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED OLPE

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF VATICAN 73, CIRCA 630-620 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED OLPE
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF VATICAN 73, CIRCA 630-620 B.C.
    The body with four registers of animals and monsters, the upper register fronted by a siren flanked by seated sphinxes, a lion with its head turned back to the left and a panther to the right, the second register fronted by a stag between a panther and a lion, with a goat facing a panther and a bull facing a lion below the handle, the third register fronted by a swan between seated sphinxes, with a lion to the left and a panther to the right, a bull facing a lion and a goat facing a panther below the handle, the lower register with a goat between a panther and a lion, a ram to the left, with a bull facing a panther and a bull facing a lion below the handle; with dot rosettes in the field, details in added red, rays above the foot
    12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with T. Fujita, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION