• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE PELIKE

    CIRCA 525-475 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE PELIKE
    CIRCA 525-475 B.C.
    Side A: a maenad wearing mantle running to the right looking back to a reclining bearded Dionysos wearing wreath and holding a rhyton in left hand, a table laden with food in front, a footstool beneath the couch, vine tendrils in the field
    Side B: Dionysos, cloak draped over shoulder, holding rhyton and fillet, running to the right looking back to a draped maenad with left hand raised
    Frieze of double palmettes on the neck, tongues on the shoulder and rays above the foot, details in added red and white
    10¼ in. (25.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a German private collection, acquired from Rudolf Lepke Auction House, Berlin, 12 November 1930, no. 453, pl. 3.


    Literature

    A. Greifenhagen, CVA Braunschweig, Munich, 1940, pl. 9/1-2.