9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 18,750
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED SKYPHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE CHC GROUP, CIRCA 500-490 B.C.
Both sides with a symposion scene between eyes, with a male and female reclining to their left upon pillows, their heads turned toward each other, each wrapped in a striped himation, the female with her hair bound in a sakkos, grape vines in the field; vertical lines above the foot, a dotted circle in the tondo; details in added white and red
8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) diameter, excluding handles
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
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with Koutoulakis, Paris, 1960s.
French Private Collection.
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