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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED EYE-CUP

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE NIKOSTHENIC WORKSHOP, CIRCA 530-520 B.C.

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    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED EYE-CUP
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE NIKOSTHENIC WORKSHOP, CIRCA 530-520 B.C.
    Each side with two large eyes with added white, eyebrows and nose, flanked by nude running youths, rays and concentric bands on lower body, foot and handles black-glazed, interior black-glazed, the reserved tondo with black circle and dot
    8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. excl. handles


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    Provenance

    with Pino Donati Gallery, 1965.
    Cavadini collection, Switzerland.
    with Donati Arte Classica, Lugano, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1996.