London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A LATE MINOAN/LATE HELLADIC 'DOUBLE-AXE' CUP
SECOND HALF OF 15TH CENTURY B.C.
With single handle, on pedestal foot, the exterior body decorated with four double-axe motifs and double wavy vertical lines, separated by three vertical lines of graduated dots, leaf motifs hanging from the rim, repaired
2 in. (7 cm.) high; 4 in. (10.1 cm.) diam.
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Cf. K. Demakopoulou (ed.), The Mycenaean World, Athens, 1988, p. 105, no. 36 for a similar cup with double-axes.
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a week of sales that total $79,285,375, with more still to come
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