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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 126

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED PELIKE

    CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED PELIKE
    CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The obverse with a youth seated on a klismos, playing an aulos, a draped figure standing before him; the reverse with a standing draped youth holding a staff, a flute case behind; the obverse flanked by double rows of dots, a band of ivy above, the reverse with a double row of dots on either side and above, a graffito on the underside of the foot; together with a Greek terracotta head of Silenos, circa 4th century B.C., with perforations for suspension
    6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high (2)


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    The Silenos not illustrated.

    Provenance

    Pelike: with Collectors' Corner, London, 1966.
    Silenos: with Charles Ede, London, 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell