25 October 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORGE SILVETTI
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED PELIKE
CIRCA 450-440 B.C.
7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high
Dr. Heinz Wilms-Posen, professor & archaeologist, Bonn, acquired in the 1960s-1970s at a castle along the Rhein river.
Art Market, Germany.
Antiquities, Christie’s, New York, 7 December 2011, lot 110.
with Hixenbaugh Ancient Art, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2012.
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