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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE NECK AMPHORA

    LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE NECK AMPHORA
    LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: a frontal quadriga, the chariot with two figures, an armed warrior and attendant charioteer
    Side B: Dionysos holding a cornucopia and vine tendrils between two dancing bearded satyrs and a maenad
    Double palmette chain on the neck, tongues on the shoulder, bands of meander and conjoined lotus buds below, rays above the foot, lotus buds and scrolling palmettes under each handle, details incised and in added red and white, a graffito on the base
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high


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    Old collection ink number "278" on base.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the French playwright Maurice Boniface (1862-1945), in the early 20th Century; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    This amphora is attributed to the Antimenes Painter.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION