London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE BAND CUP
CIRCA 540-530 B.C.
Both sides with a central naked male figure with cloak and short staff, flanked on either side by two himation clad male attendants, one side with jumping weights in the field, palmettes either side of the handles, the reserved tondo with dotted concentric circles in the centre, details in added red
5¼ in. (13.2 cm.) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) diam. incl. handles
Formerly in a German private collection formed in the 1990s.
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