9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED NOLAN AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE ETHIOP PAINTER, CIRCA 460 B.C.
The obverse with a departure scene, a youthful warrior standing on the right with his body frontal, wearing a belted chiton, a chlamys draped over his right arm and left shoulder, a large shield over his left shoulder, a spear in his right hand, a fillet in his hair, his head in profile to the left facing the older bearded man to the left, leaning forward on his staff, clad in a himation, his right hand holding his right shoulder, an inscription in added red in between reading: [ ]KONI; the reverse with a standing bearded man, his himation draped over his left shoulder, his left arm raised, leaning on his staff; bands of stopt meander below the scenes
11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high
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Japanese Private Collection, 1990.