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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 127

    AN ATTIC MASTOID CUP, BELONGING TO PISTIAS CLASS N

    EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ATTIC MASTOID CUP, BELONGING TO PISTIAS CLASS N
    EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: Two silhouette figures, a maenad running to the right, holding a piece of clothing high in her right hand, is pursued by a komast who reaches for the cloth held by the maenad
    Side B: Two dancing komasts in silhouette, both naked and with large white wreaths hanging from their upheld arms, a painted white snake stands vertical in the field to the left
    An ivy leaf beneath each handle, dotted band running below the scenes, plain black-glazed interior
    2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high, 3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.