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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 173

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE DIOSPHOS PAINTER

    CIRCA 495-475 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE DIOSPHOS PAINTER
    CIRCA 495-475 B.C.
    With Ajax carrying the dead body of Achilles, Ajax wearing a high-crested Corinthian helmet, holding two spears and a large Boeotian shield with two birds as the blazon, the warrior hunched forward from the weight of Achilles' body draped over his shoulder, a quadriga racing to the left before them, the charioteer armed in a high-crested helmet and circular shield, a dolphin as the blazon, a peplos-clad gesticulating woman, perhaps Thetis, fleeing to the far left, her head turned back, a net-pattern above, rays on the shoulders, vertical lines on the neck, details in added red and white
    6 in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    A. J. Paul, exhibition catalogue, A View into Antiquity: Pottery from the Collection of William Suddaby and David Meier, Tampa, 2001, no. 14.

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    Provenance

    William Rockhill Nelson Trust, Kansas City, Missouri: sold Sotheby's, New York, 15 June 1988, lot 76.
    Collection of William Suddaby: sold Christie's New York, 9 December 2005, lot 222.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Exhibited

    Tampa Museum of Art, A View into Antiquity: Pottery from the Collection of William Suddaby and David Meier, 14 October 2001-13 January 2002.