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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED PALMETTE-EYE CUP

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOWDOIN-EYE PAINTER, CIRCA 510 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED PALMETTE-EYE CUP
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOWDOIN-EYE PAINTER, CIRCA 510 B.C.
    The tondo with a youthful nude diskobolos leaning forward on bent knees, holding the diskos in his right hand, his left arm projecting back for balance, a fillet in added red in his short hair, a kalos inscription in the field before him; each side of the exterior with a youth between palmettes between eyes, one side with a youth raising a salpinx (trumpet) to his lips in his left hand, his right reaching behind his back, wearing a short chiton, his upper torso bare, a phorbeia (strap) over his mouth, a fillet in added red in his short hair, a shield behind him, a kalos inscription in the field before him; the other side with a youth leaning forward, unwrapping a shield, wearing a short chiton, his upper torso bare, an inscription above
    13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diameter excluding handles


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    For a youth unwrapping a shield in the tondo of a cup by the same painter see no. 29 in Paul, Antike Keramik im Lindenau-Museum, Die Sammlungen des Staatlichen Lindenau-Museums Altenburg, Band 1.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, 18 September 1981, lot 9.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ALLEN E. PAULSON LIVING TRUST