16 June 2006
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED CHOUS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE TARQUINIA PAINTER, CIRCA 460 B.C.
With a youth standing beside a horse, both in profile to the left, the youth nude but for a chlamys draped over his right shoulder and around his left arm, his penis tied with a kynodesme, his right arm reaching forward toward the horse's reins, his left hand gripping the length of the reins, depicted in added red, the horse with its right legs slightly advanced, standing together on a thick groundline; a band of enclosed palmettes along the neck, a single enclosed palmette at the join of the ridged handle to the mouth, graffiti on the underside of the foot, AX
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
with Hesperia Art, Philadelphia, circa 1961-1962 (Bulletin VII, no. 216).
Ernest G. Allen, Tarrytown, New York.
New York State Private Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1998, lot 134.
with Charles Ede, London, 2000 (New York Show Catalogue, no. 38).
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Archaeology, vol. 12, 1959, p. 145.
J.D. Beazley, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, New York, 1984, p. 871, no. 91.
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