4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
With Herakles wrestling fish-bodied Triton, the hero wearing his lionskin, gripping the monster firmly around the waist from behind, Triton wielding a fish in his upraised right hand, Nereus with a staff standing to the right, a female, perhaps a Nereid, to the left, walking away but looking back, a vine behind her; lotus bud chain on the shoulders, vertical lines at the base of the neck, some details in added red and white
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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Estate of Sigmund S. Harrison, Philadelphia; Sotheby's, New York, 23 June 1989, lot 419.
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