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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED NOLAN AMPHORA
THE PROPERTY OF A MIDWEST PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED NOLAN AMPHORA

NEAR THE OIONOKLES PAINTER, CIRCA 470-460 B.C.

Details
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED NOLAN AMPHORA
NEAR THE OIONOKLES PAINTER, CIRCA 470-460 B.C.
13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, thence by descent to his heir, Monaco.
The Property of a European Gentleman; Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 437.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, acquired from the above (Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII, 2001, no. 209).
Private Collection, U.S.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2008 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX, no. 119).
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2009.
Literature
Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 23413.

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Lot Essay

The Oionokles Painter, who takes his name from the kalos inscription found on four of his neck-amphorae, was a follower of the Providence Painter, himself a pupil of the Berlin Painter. He was primarily a painter of small neck-amphorae, especially Nolans. Like his mentors, the Oionokles Painter preferred single figures isolated on the black background, as seen on the example presented here. On one side a youthful hunter holding two spears runs to the right but looks back, wearing a chlamys, his petasos suspended by a red cord over his shoulders. On the other side stands a bearded man holding a T-shaped staff, wearing a long chiton and a himation. Both wear fillets in added red and stand on a groundline of meander.

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