8 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED NECK-AMPHORA
CIRCA 515 B.C.
One side with a quadriga scene, the youthful driver wearing a belted sleeveless chiton, standing in the chariot and holding the reins and a goad, a fully-armed warrior and an old man wearing a long himation in the background, a himation-clad groom standing to the right, his head obscured by the horses; the other side with a battle scene of two warriors attacking a third between them, each fully armed, the warrior to the left with a Boeotian shield, the warrior in the center with a circular shield, a bull's head as the blazon, and the warrior to the right with a circular shield, a bent human leg as the blazon; with rays above the foot, bands of key-pattern and lotus bud chain below the scenes, alternating red and black tongues on the shoulders, palmette lotus chain on the neck, palmettes and lotus buds framing the triple-reeded handles, details in added red and white
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 40, 13 December 1969, lot 72 (as Circle of the Leagros Group).
Oscar Blum Gentilomo, 1903-1975.
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