London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A GROUP OF ATTIC BLACK AND RED-FIGURE VASE FRAGMENTS
6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Including fragments from a red-figure kylix attributed to the Sabouroff Painter, the interior tondo with two standing himation clad youths, the exterior with similar figures, one playing a lyre; fragments from a Panathenaic black-figure amphora, side A with remains of Athena holding shield with star device, side B with a draped figure playing a lyre; fragments from a black-figure mastoid cup with Herakles and the bull on either side; and a knobbed lid decorated with concentric black and red bands, double band of vine leaves around the edge (a lot)
Largest fragment 10½ in. (27 cm.) wide
Collection of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877); and thence by descent to the present owner. See lots 134 and 184-187.
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The Panathenaic amphora was photographed, when complete, by W. H. Fox Talbot. The original image is now in the British Library, London.
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