• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    A GREEK GEOMETRIC POTTERY KRATER

    CIRCA 750-700 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK GEOMETRIC POTTERY KRATER
    CIRCA 750-700 B.C.
    The spherical body with twin handles, two raised prunts either side, short everted rim, decorated in dark brown slip with multiple horizontal bands, a panel between each handle with three hatched meanders with bands of zigzags either side, rim decorated with vertical lines
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European private collection; acquired in the late 19th Century by the grandfather of the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    MORNING SESSION

    MEDITERRANEAN WORLD PART I

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY