8 June 2004,
Price realised USD 31,070
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED HYDRIA
CIRCA 530-520 B.C.
The panel on the body with a quadriga scene, a bearded man standing in the chariot, draped in a striped himation, holding the reins in both hands, with Hermes and a white-haired old man standing beside the horses, the god wearing a petasos and a chlamys, holding his caduceus, the old man wearing a himation, the panel framed on either side by bands of ivy; the shoulder panel with two warriors being separated by a herald, the warriors both armed with crested Corinthian helmets and Boeotian shields, both thrusting their spears (accidentally omitted by the painter), the herald gesticulating between them, wearing a chlamys, his arms up-raised, and framed by two gesticulating draped woman, both walking away but looking back; with alternating red and black tongues above, rays above the foot; details in added red and white
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 December 1982, lot 300.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1983.
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