• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LIP CUP

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

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    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LIP CUP
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE CENTAUR PAINTER, CIRCA 550-530 B.C.
    Side A: a naked satyr running in pursuit, his left arm stretched out before him, his right arm stretched out behind, added red for tail, beard and musculature
    Side B: a maenad running in flight, her arms in similar pose, wearing black girdled peplos with red overskirt, added white for face and limbs Palmettes on either side of the handle and the inscription XAIPEKAI*IEIEV (Chaire kai piei eu - Hail/rejoice and drink well), the interior black glazed with reserved line around the lip, the centre with reserved circle with smaller black painted circle and dot; accompanied by Christie's London sale catalogue, A Private Collection of Greek Vases and Terracottas, 3 July 1996, and K. Vierneisel and B Kaeser, Kunst der Schale, Kultur des Trinkens, Antikensammlung, Munich, 1990
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high, 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. incl. handles (3)


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    For a satyr pursuing a maenad with two figures on opposite sides of the cup, cf. CVA, Italy 36, Rome, Capitoline Museum 1, III H, pl. 36/2, 3 and CVA, Germany 47, Tübingen 3, pl. 27/1,2,3,4.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a German private collection, acquired 1950s-1980s; sold Christie's London, A Private Collection of Greek Vases and Terracottas, 3 July 1996, lot 43.


    Literature

    K. Vierneisel and B. Kaeser, Kunst der Schale, Kultur des Trinkens, Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich, 1990, p. 171, fig. 28.6a-d.


    Exhibited

    Kunst der Schale, Antikensammlungen Munich, 1990.