London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE SKYPHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE LANCUT GROUP, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Footed and with two handles, sides A and B with similar scene painted in silhouette: to the left, a bearded satyr in energetic pose, one arm outstretched behind him, holding a rhyton in the other which he extends to the hound facing him, the animal with bowed head and long curled tail, the scene flanked by a palmette with volute, repaired
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
Formerly in a French private collection, 1970s.
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