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    25 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 14

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE SWING PAINTER, CIRCA 540 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE SWING PAINTER, CIRCA 540 B.C.
    17 ½ in. (44.4 cm.) high


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    One side depicts Menelaos and Helen with a warrior and onlooker, while the other side shows a warrior departing in a chariot.

    Provenance

    with Paul Gottschalk, Leipzig.
    The Toledo Museum of Art, acquired from the above, 1923 (Accession no. 1923.3123).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND


    Literature

    L. Ghali-Kahil, Les enlèvemeats et le retour d'Helène, Paris, 1955, p. 105, fn. 3.
    F. Brommer, Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage, second edition, 1960, p. 297, no. 4.
    F. Brommer, Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage, third edition, 1973, p. 411, no. 4.
    C.G. Boulter and K.T. Luckner, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, The Toledo Museum of Art, Fasc. 1, Toledo, 1976, pp. 1-2, pl. 3.1-2.
    E. Bohr, Der Schaukelmaler, Mainz, 1982, p. 105, no. U 9, pl. 154 A-B.
    E.E. Bell, "An Exekian Puzzle in Portland: Further light on the relationship between Exekias and Group E," Ancient Greek Art and Iconography, Madison, 1983, pp. 79 and 85, no. 15.
    L. Ghali-Kahil, "Helene," Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classica, Vol. IV, Zurich, 1988, p. 548, no. 320.
    Beazley Archive Database no. 6154.


    Exhibited

    The Toledo Museum of Art, The Unseen Art of the Toledo Museum of Art: What's in the Vaults and Why?, 12 September 2004-2 January 2005.