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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 105

    A LACONIAN BLACK-FIGURED KYLIX

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE CHIMAIRA PAINTER, CIRCA 550-530 B.C.

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    A LACONIAN BLACK-FIGURED KYLIX
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE CHIMAIRA PAINTER, CIRCA 550-530 B.C.
    The tondo with a lion facing right, his head turned back, his open mouth with a lolling tongue, one forepaw resting on a tendril, the other raised, enclosed by plain bands; the exterior with a frieze of seven sirens walking to the left, one side centered by adorsed palmettes, with dots in the field, the frieze framed by plain bands, a band of buds in the handle zone framed above and below by dots; details in added red, on a white ground
    7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    with Hesperia, Philadelphia, 1959 (Hesperia Art Bulletin, VII, no. 212).
    Grand Rapids Art Museum (accession no. 59.5.1), Grand Rapids, Michigan.


    Literature

    C.M. Stibbe, Lakonische Vasenmaler des sechsten Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Amsterdam, 1972, pp. 191f., 289, no. 354, pl. 129,1; 130,3; 131,2.
    F. Pompili, ed., Studi sulla ceramica laconica, Perugia, 1986, pp. 62f.
    B.B. Shefton, "East Greek Influences in Sixth-Century Attic Vase-Painting and Some Laconian Trails," in Occasional Papers on Antiquities, 5, Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Vol. 4, Malibu, 1989, p. 71, note 80.
    C.M. Stibbe, Lakonische Vasenmaler des sechsten Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Supplement, Mainz, 2004, p. 95, 98, 235, no. 3 [no. 270].