25 October 2006
AN ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURE ARYBALLOS ATTRIBUTED TO THE HERCLE PAINTER
6TH CENTURY B.C.
The body decorated with a lion and two panthers, rosettes and dots in the field, in between red and brown horizontal bands, rays on the shoulder, disc rim with red and brown concentric bands; and a Corinthian black figure skyphos with frieze of six grazing goats, between thick red bands, thin rays around the foot, band of wavy lines around the rim, glazed interior, concentric circles under the foot, repaired, 600-575 B.C.
5 in. (12.5 cm.) high and 4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam. excl. handles respectively (2)
Item one: Joseph Mueller collection, Solothurn, Switzerland: sold Christie's London, 14 June 1978, lot 66.
Private collection, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, late 1970s-1980s.
Item two: private collection, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, December 1976.
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