4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED EYE-CUP
CIRCA 520-500 B.C.
The tondo with a nude man running to the right, his head turned back; each side of the exterior centered by a reclining Dionysos between eyes, the god holding a rhyton and vines, flanked by gesticulating satyrs, a dolphin below each handle; details in added red and white, graffiti on the underside of the foot
8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diameter
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William Randolph Hearst.
American Private Collection, 1970s.
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