8 June 2004
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED OLPE
MANNER OF THE RED-LINE PAINTER,
CIRCA 500 B.C.
The panel with a satyr facing a maenad, the satyr to the left, the maenad to the right, moving right and looking back, draped in a mantle over a chiton, grape vines in her hands; bands of pomegranate net and meander above, a checker-pattern on the rim, details in added red and white
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1990, lot 457 (part).
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases, no. 59).
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For an olpe with the same subject and ornament from the Workshop of the Red Line Painter see no. 49 in Stanley, A Generation of Antiquities: The Duke Classical Collection 1964-199.
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