London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED NECK-AMPHORA
CIRCA 525-500 B.C.
Side A: with departure scene, the helmeted charioteer driving a quadriga to the right, a warrior in the background wearing a high-crested Greek helmet, running to the right with head turned backwards; side B: with a draped maenad dancing with two bearded satyrs; rays above the foot, lotus bud chain below the scenes, tongues above, lotus and palmette chain on the neck, and lotus buds and palmettes framing the triple-reeded handles, details in added red and white
9½ in. (24.2 cm.) high
Swiss private collection formed between the 1930s and 1960s; thence by descent to the present owner.
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