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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED BAND CUP AND AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS

    CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED BAND CUP AND AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
    CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Each side of the band cup with a central siren flaked by two swans, palmettes either side of the handles, details in added white and red, circa 550-500 B.C.; the lekythos with Herakles fighting a Triton, a Nereid running away on either side, tongues and rays on the shoulder, details in added white, circa early 5th Century B.C.
    Cup: 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. excl. handles; lekythos: 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. nos 241 & 255.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.
    Beazley Archive nos: 2518 and 2561 respectively.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.