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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED EYE-CUP

    CIRCA 520-500 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    William Randolph Hearst.
    American Private Collection, 1970s.