11 December 2003
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED KYATHOS
Attributed to the Nikosthenic Workshop, close to the Group of Berlin 2095, Circa 515-505 B.C.
With Dionysos between large eyes, the god walking to the right but looking back, wearing a voluminous red-striped himation, his elbows out, clutching vines in each hand, a Siren on either side of the high ridged handle, details in added white and red, the ridge terminating in a palmette on the interior above the rim, a knob finial at its peak
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner in 1995.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This kyathos has been attributed to the Nikosthenic Workshop, close to the Group of Berlin 2095.
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England