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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 235

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE CUP TONDO FRAGMENT

    LATE 5TH/EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE CUP TONDO FRAGMENT
    LATE 5TH/EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Showing Ares, naked but with crested helmet, large circular shield and tall spear, standing turned towards a draped female figure (possibly Aphrodite), the latter offering a phiale to Ares in her extended left arm, holding a trefoil-lipped oinochoe in her right hand, around the scene a band of meanders and chequered squares, the exterior with remaining decoration including elaborate palmettes and volutes, and the lower part of five figures, sides A and B with similar scene showing central seated male figure with lance, flanked by naked crouching youth and standing draped female, with black-glazed ring foot
    6 7/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. max


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, 1970s.