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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE MELEAGER PAINTER, CIRCA 400 B.C.

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    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE MELEAGER PAINTER, CIRCA 400 B.C.
    The obverse with a combat scene, with two nude warriors armed with shields, helmets and spears, battling a horseman wearing a long cloak pinned at his shoulder and a traveler's hat, riding a rearing horse, turning back to face the bearded soldier lunging toward him, his spear in his raised right hand preparing to strike, a figure further to the left also wearing a long pinned cloak leaning back to hurl a stone in his outstretched right hand, on a landscaped groundline in added white; the reverse with three draped youths; the scenes framed by double rows of dots, tongues on the shoulders, laurel on the neck, double rows of dots on the exterior of the rim, laurel on the mouth, palmettes on the handle-plates; details in added white
    13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high


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    The Meleager Painter takes his name from two neck-amphorae depicting the huntress Atalanta and her lover Meleager. For more on the painter and his career see pp. 168-169 in Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period.

    Provenance

    with Ulla Lindner, Munich, 1960s.
    Dr. J. Bohler, Munich.
    German Private Collection.


    Saleroom Notice

    The correct date for the Meleager Painter is early 4th century B.C.