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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    AN ATTIC POTTERY AMPHORA

    GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID-8TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ATTIC POTTERY AMPHORA
    GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID-8TH CENTURY B.C.
    Decorated in dark brown with horizontal bands around the shoulder and base of the neck, the neck with two confronting birds with long beaks and legs, crosses on the handles
    17 in. (43.2 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 225.

    Provenance

    with H. Cahn, Basel, 1965 (Early art in Greece: the Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Geometric periods, 3000-700 B.C., New York, no. 136).
    with André Emmerich, New York, 1965 (Early art in Greece: the Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Geometric periods, 3000-700 B.C.: an exhibition organized in cooperation with Herbert A. Cahn, 7 May - 11 June 1965).
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 July 1970, lot 119.
    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.