3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED BAND-CUP
CIRCA 550 B.C.
Each side with a doe between confronting panthers, the doe with her head lowered, the panthers with their heads turned frontal; a reserved band below, a palmette flanking the handles, details in added red
7 in. (17.7 cm.) diameter excluding handles
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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1984, lot 375.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
with Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, mid 1980s.
PROPERTY FROM THE ALLEN E. PAULSON LIVING TRUST
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