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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED HYDRIA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE AINIPYLOS PAINTER, CIRCA 550-540 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED HYDRIA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE AINIPYLOS PAINTER, CIRCA 550-540 B.C.
    The body panel with a departure scene centered by a hoplite, moving right but looking back, nude but for greaves and a crested Corinthian helmet, holding a spear and a circular shield with a star as the blazon, his dog positioned below, flanked by a mantled bearded man to the left, and two to the right, framed on either side by double rows of ivy leaves; the shoulder with three horsemen moving right; rays above the foot, details in added red and white
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high


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    The Ainipylos Painter was identified by Brijder (see "War and Peace on a New Cup by the Ainipylos Painter," pp. 21-28 in Bohr and Martini, eds., Studien zur Mythologie und Vasenmalerei. Festschrift für Konrad Schauenburg zum 65. Geburtstag am 16. April). For the name-vase see no. 35 in Moon, Greek Vase-Painting in Midwestern Collections.

    Provenance

    with Galerie Günter Puhze, Freiburg, 1981 (Kunst der Antike, Katalog 3, no. 140).
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
    with Summa Galleries, mid 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ALLEN E. PAULSON LIVING TRUST