11 December 2003
A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED ALABASTRON
Circa 620-590 B.C.
With a griffin-bird facing right, its enormous wings outstretched, the tips nearly meeting at the back below the handle, the wings banded with red spots on black above a broad band of red, incised feathers below, lotus and rosettes in the field, tongues on the base, neck and mouth, a row of dots on the rim
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high
Dr. Jean Lauffenburger, Geneva.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 July 1987, lot 214.
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J. Chamay, Céramiques Corinthiennes, Geneva, 1984, pp. 112-113.
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