5 December 2012
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, California
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED NOLAN AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF LONDON E342, CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The obverse with Dionysos walking to the right and looking back, gazing down at the wine pouring out of the kantharos in his lowered right hand, holding a thyrsos in his left hand, wearing a chiton, a himation and an ivy wreath, a pseudo-inscription in the field; the reverse with a standing youth facing left, enveloped in a himation; a band of meander below the scenes
11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 May 1982, lot 95.
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Beazley Archive Database no. 7151.
For a Nolan amphora in Altenburg by the same painter, with a similar youth on the reverse, see p. 668, no. 24 in Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters.
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