AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED KALPIS
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED KALPIS
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED KALPIS
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AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED KALPIS

ATTRIBUTED TO THE LEAGROS GROUP, CIRCA 520-500 B.C.

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AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED KALPIS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE LEAGROS GROUP, CIRCA 520-500 B.C.
13 3⁄8 in. (33.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Kunstwerke der Antike, Auktion 56, Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, 19 February 1980, lot 73.
Dr. Manfred Zimmermann (1935-2011), Bremen, Germany, acquired by 1986; thence by descent to the current owner.
Literature
W. Hornbostel, Aus der Glanzzeit Athens, Meisterwerke Greichischer Vasenkunst in Privatbesitz, Hamburg, 1986, pp. 66-67, no. 26.
M. Steinhart, Töpferkusnt und Meisterzeichnung: Attische Wein- und Ölgefässe aus der Sammlung Zimmermann, Mainz, 1996, p. 168.
F. Hildebrandt, Antike Bilderwelten: Was griechische Vasen erzählen, Darmstadt, 2017, p. 104, fig. 101; p. 145, no. 25.
Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 640.
Exhibited
Hamburg, BATIG Foyer Esplanade; Kiel, Landesbank Schleswig-Holstein Girozentrale; Bremen, Übersee-Museum, Aus der Glanzzeit Athens: Meisterwerke griechischer Vasenkunst in Privatbesitz, 29 May 1986-18 January 1987.
Bremen, Antikenmuseum im Schnoor, 2005-2018.
Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 2018-2023.

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Lot Essay

The shoulder panel of this elegant kalpis is centered by a youth holding two spears beside a horse. To either side, in an almost mirrored composition, is a draped man seated on a stool with a dog before him; the one to the right holds a bone in its mouth. Hornbostel (op. cit.) considered this a departure scene prior to a hunt.

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