30 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,000
A SICILIAN POTTERY RHYTON IN THE FORM OF A BULL, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SELINUNT GROUP, TYPE C
THIRD QUARTER OF 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The body with central filling spout flanked by twin handles, a tapered pouring spout emerging from its rump above the looped tail, the bull with head turned to its right, decorated with orange painted linear and dotted decoration, on four short legs
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long
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Ars Antiqua AG, Auktion 5, 7 November 1964, no. 108.
Cf. B. H. M. Heldring, Sicilian Plastic Vases, Utrecht, 1981, pp. 71 and 76, pl. 27, no. 23.
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Collection of Dr. Jacob Hirsch (d. 1955).
The Estate of Roland Maly, circa 1972.