4 June 2015
AN ETRUSCAN BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE MICALI PAINTER, CIRCA 510-500 B.C.
Each side with two birds moving left, their wings raised, an ivy leaf to the left, an additional ivy leaf in the center on one side, bands below, palmettes on the neck divided by a band of dots and rings, interspersed by fronds
15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm.) high
Elie Borowski (1913-2003), Toronto.
Ancient Greek Vases formerly in the Private Collection of Dr. Elie Borowski, Christie's, New York, 12 June 2000, lot 146.
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For a similar example from Vulci, dated to the painter's Early II phase, see no. 36 in Spivey, The Micali Painter and His Followers.
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