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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED FIGURAL RHYTON

    MANNER OF THE TARQUINIA PAINTER, CIRCA 460-450 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED FIGURAL RHYTON
    MANNER OF THE TARQUINIA PAINTER, CIRCA 460-450 B.C.
    Molded in the form of the head of a young bull, the surface white ground with dilute black details for eyelashes and along the modelled ridges of the neck and brows, his small budding horns, ears and snout in gray-black, with white for the tips and within the ears, red in the nostrils and mouth, the forehead and top of the snout patterned with applied points painted reddish-brown, the cylindrical vessel neck, interior and exterior, and the strap handle black-glazed, the neck with a symposion scene of a hetaira between two youths, the hetaira with her himation draped around her waist and legs, her breasts bare, her head turned back to the youth behind her, the youth to the left also with his head turned back, each wearing a fillet in added white, two baskets and a flute case hanging above
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with T. Fujita, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    E. Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Mainz, 1982, no. 39.
    G. Hagenow, Aus den Weingarten der Antike, Mainz, 1982, p. 105, fig. 9.
    H. Hoffmann, "Rhyta and Kantharoi in Greek Ritual" in Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Volume 4, Malibu, 1989, fig. 13.