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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED PROTOME PYXIS

    MIDDLE CORINTHIAN, CIRCA 580 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED PROTOME PYXIS
    MIDDLE CORINTHIAN, CIRCA 580 B.C.
    The globular vessel with three mold-made female protomai applied to the shoulders, the back of their heads joined to the rim, each with long hair scalloped along the forehead, the shoulder panels between the protomai with an owl, a goose and a siren, the body with a frieze of two panthers walking right and a goat and a panther walking left, the knobbed lid with an owl, a lion and a goat, the painted areas filled with rosettes and dots
    5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with T. Fujita, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    E. Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Mainz, 1982, no. 15.