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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    A GREEK RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS

    LATE 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C., POSSIBLY BOEOTIAN

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS
    LATE 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C., POSSIBLY BOEOTIAN
    Side A: a kithara player walking to right, wearing long elaborate dotted chiton and himation, with foliate wreath in hair
    Side B: a winged Eros seated on rocky outcrop holding out a necklace in extended hand, which he has taken from an open pyxis in his left arm
    Palmettes below the handles and concentric rings on the base
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection.