• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 53

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE NECK AMPHORA

    CIRCA 480 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE NECK AMPHORA
    CIRCA 480 B.C.
    The shoulder panel on both sides with a symposium scene, two wreathed bearded men reclining to left, between them a garlanded hetaira, band of rays above each scene, palmettes either side of handles, band of linked palmettes on the neck, rays above the foot
    10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) high


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    Cf. J. D. Beazley, Attic Black Figure Vase Painters, New York, 1978, p. 276, for a small class of neck amphora "with the pictures on the shoulder" which the above must belong.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Nostell Priory collection, Wakefield, Yorkshire, acquired between 1818-1874; sold Christie's London, 30 April 1975, lot 16.
    Acquired by the present owner from Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1986.