8 June 2005,
Price realised USD 3,840
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE COCK GROUP, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With Dionysos seated between two dancing satyrs, the satyr to the left with his head turned frontal, a dancing maenad to the far right, grape vines in the field; two cocks on the shoulders, details in added red and white; together with an Italo-Corinthian black-figured alabastron, circa early to mid 6th century B.C., with three registers of animals, the upper with a feline and a sphinx, the middle with a feline, a boar and a duck, and the lower with a duck, a feline and a stag, rosettes and dots in the field, some details in added red
Lekythos: 5½ in. (14 cm.) high
Alabastron: 6 in. (17.5 cm.) high (2)
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The alabastron not illustrated.
Lekythos: with Odysseus Gallery, Chicago, 1996.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF NATHAN T. WHITMAN
SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ALZHEIMERS FOUNDATION
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