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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA

    CIRCA 550 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA
    CIRCA 550 B.C.
    The obverse with a standing bearded Dionysos wearing tightly wrapped himation, holding out a rhyton in his left hand to a satyr, palmette chain on neck; the reverse with a dancing satyr and a maenad with her head turned back, walking to the right, double palmettes around the neck, rays above the foot
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Classian Art Ltd, Zurich, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1999.