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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED OLPE

    CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED OLPE
    CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    The panel with two Amazons, one on horseback moving right, wearing a crested helmet and a short chiton, the second on foot leading the horse, moving right and looking back, similarly clad in a short chiton, chlamys, and high-crested helmet, vines in the field; a band of ivy and berries on the neck, a checker-pattern on the rim, details in added red and white
    7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1996.
    with Ancient Art International, Massachusetts, 2000.
    New York Private Collection.