11 December 2003
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED SIANA CUP
Attributed to the 'C' Painter,
Circa 570-565 B.C.
With a black line dividing the handle zone from the lip, a black band and a thin reserved band below, palmettes issuing from either side of each handle, the tondo with a horseman galloping to the left, wearing a short chiton, holding the reins and carrying a spear, preserving traces of red on the horse's neck and hindquarters, the scene encircled with a double row of dots framing a band of alternating red and black tongues
11 in. (28 cm.) wide
The Erlenmeyer Collection; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1990, lot 176.
Acquired by the current owner in 1995.
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J.D. Beazley, Paralipomena, 26, 9bis.
H. Brijder, Siana Cups II: The Heidelberg Painter, p. 470, pl. 160.
Siana cups take their name from the village of Siana in Rhodes where two examples of this shape were found.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru