• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 53

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE TRIPOD PYXIS

    CIRCA 400 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE TRIPOD PYXIS
    CIRCA 400 B.C.
    Of concave cylindrical form, decorated with a winged Eros facing left, leaning on a rock, and a draped figure running to the right, a female figure advancing right, looking back over her shoulder and a seated female figure in profile to the right, an altar between them, separated by columns, a band of ovolo along the groundline, lid missing
    9 cm. high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.


    Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 732.