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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 168

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE BAND CUP

    CIRCA 540 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE BAND CUP
    CIRCA 540 B.C.
    Both sides with a frieze with central siren facing to the right, wings outstretched, flanked by hens and swans, details in added red and white, the interior with reserved tondo with concentric circles and dot in black glaze
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. excl. handles


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    MEDITERRANEAN WORLD