6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 11,875
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX
CIRCA 460-440 B.C.
The tondo with two bearded symposiasts reclining to their left on striped pillows, both draped in himations, their torsos nude, the figure to the right with his right arm flexed, the figure to the left with his right arm bent acutely, his hand on his upper back, a fillet hanging above, enclosed within a band of meander and dotted cross squares, a black ring on the underside of the foot
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diameter excluding handles
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Swiss Private Collection, Basel, 1970s-1990s.
with Jean-David Cahn, Basel, 2002 (Gotter, Menschen, Wesen, Katalog 14, no. 68).
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