Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED NECK-AMPHORA
NEAR THE RED-LINE PAINTER, CIRCA 525-475 B.C.
The obverse with a warrior, his sword drawn pursuing a female to the right, a second female fleeing to the left (perhaps Perseus with Maenads), the reverse with a warrior with drawn sword pursuing a female, vines in the field; a band of lotus bud chain encircling below, rays above the foot, vertical lines on the shoulders, lotus-palmette chain on the neck, a quatrefoil of palmettes, lotus buds and spiraling tendrils below each handle, added red fillets where the body joins the foot and the neck, details in added red and white; a red dipinto on the underside of the foot
12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high
William Randolph Hearst, San Simeon, California.
The Late William Randolph Hearst; Parke-Bernet, New York, 1963, lot 57. Property from the Estate of Robert Hompe; Christie's, New York, 18 December 1996, lot 109.
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J.D. Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1956, p. 605.
Beazley Archive Database no. 306070.
For a listing of the other works by the Red-Line Painter see p. 605 in Beazley, op. cit.
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