PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN FAMILY
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED EYE-CUP
CIRCA 530-520 B.C.
Finely potted, the tondo with a siren in flight to the left, her wings outstretched; one side of the exterior with a horseman between large eyes, the irises red, outlined in white, fine contoured brows above, the horseman in profile moving to the right, holding a spear, a bird in flight behind; the other side with an armed warrior between large eyes, moving to the right and looking back, wearing a Corinthian helmet, corselet and greaves, holding a spear and a shield with a satyr mask as the boss; grape clusters and vines framing the handles, details in added white and red
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diameter excluding handles
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, Schweizer Kunst- und Antiquitätenmesse, 11-22 October 1968.