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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE AMPHORA

    CIRCA 560 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE AMPHORA
    CIRCA 560 B.C.
    A panel each side of the body with a cockerel striding to the right, a palmette in field above, the reverse panel with a lotus bud, the elaborate feathers in added purple and white with incised details, a panel on the neck with 'SOS' type decoration comprising central concentric rings flanked by two vertical lines of zigzag, a collar around the base of neck
    12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a German private collection, 1930s.


    Pre-Lot Text

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