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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    AN ATTIC POTTERY LIDDED PYXIS

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

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    AN ATTIC POTTERY LIDDED PYXIS
    GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID-8TH CENTURY B.C.
    The circular body with gently rounded sides, decorated in dark brown glaze with geometric patterns including swastikas, chevrons, zigzags, dotted circles with rays, the underside of the base with concentric circles between wavy dotted bands, the interior lip with concentric circles and four attachment holes, the slightly raised lid with three horses standing foursquare in the middle, each with dotted lines running along their ridged manes, down their backs and tails, the lid decorated with bands of concentric circles, dots, zigzags and swastikas, a large circular hole at the centre, four attachment holes at the edge conforming to those on the body
    9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) diam.; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) high incl. lid


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 227.

    Provenance

    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.