4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 6,875
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED PROTOME PYXIS
MIDDLE CORINTHIAN, CIRCA 580 B.C.
The globular vessel with three mold-made female protomai applied to the shoulders, the back of their heads joined to the rim, each with long hair scalloped along the forehead, the shoulder panels between the protomai with an owl, a goose and a siren, the body with a frieze of two panthers walking right and a goat and a panther walking left, the knobbed lid with an owl, a lion and a goat, the painted areas filled with rosettes and dots
5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high
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with T. Fujita, 1970s.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
E. Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Mainz, 1982, no. 15.
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