27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS
CIRCA MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
With winged figure of Nike, flying with garland in outstretched arms above an altar, a band of meander above with palmettes around the shoulder, graffito on the foot
8 3/8 in. (21.4 cm.) high
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Previously in a French private collection formed between 1930-1960.
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
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