• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 162

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
    4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: central figure of Nike flanked by two seated nude youths, the goddess of Victory crowning one of them, the scene flanked by two other standing naked youths, one holding a lit torch
    Side B: nude youth holding strigil and discus, flanked by two himation clad youths, one with staff the other with ball
    Palmettes under handles, band of meander and chequerboard squares below, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white
    13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, London: acquired Sotheby's London, 11 December 1989, lot 306.