27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,000
GBP 6,000 - GBP 9,000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: central figure of Nike flanked by two seated nude youths, the goddess of Victory crowning one of them, the scene flanked by two other standing naked youths, one holding a lit torch
Side B: nude youth holding strigil and discus, flanked by two himation clad youths, one with staff the other with ball
Palmettes under handles, band of meander and chequerboard squares below, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high
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Private collection, London: acquired Sotheby's London, 11 December 1989, lot 306.
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