AN ATTIC BLACK FIGURE LEKYTHOS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ATHENA PAINTER
CIRCA 490-480 B.C.
With scene of a musician playing a double flute, flanked by two Pyrrhic hoplite dancers, each looking backwards throwing a spear, the one on the right wearing tall plumed helmet, short chiton and greaves, shield over left arm emblazoned with an ivy wreath, the figure on the left, naked apart from a plumed Corinthian helmet, his shield emblazoned with a tripod, palmettes around the shoulder, the base with graffito, a ligature, alpha or rho
12¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high
Sold Münzen und Medaillen A.G. Basel, Auktion 40, 13 December 1969, lot 78.
Van Berchem collection, Switzerland (see lots 86-97).
Art antique, Collections privées de Suisse Romande, Musée Rath, Geneva, 1975.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
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