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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN-KRATER, RECALLING THE FLYING-ANGEL PAINTER

    CIRCA 470 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN-KRATER, RECALLING THE FLYING-ANGEL PAINTER
    CIRCA 470 B.C.
    Side A: A beardless naked warrior is shown in fighting stance facing left, wearing crested helmet, thrusting a circular shield with crow device forward on left arm, holding a spear in right hand, his left foot forward, legs and head shown in profile, torso twisted round to reveal back musculature, above the scene a reserved band on the neck with warrior holding two spears, mounted on horseback, between two palmettes all painted in silhouette
    Side B: A naked youth to the right with chlamys draped over his left arm, staff held in right, in stance mirroring that of the warrior on side A
    11 in. (28 cm.) high


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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.