25 October 2006
AN ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN BLACK FIGURE OLPE ATTRIBUTED TO THE ROSONI PAINTER
The body with three registers of animals including six swans, three panthers with their heads turned frontal, a boar, and stag with large antlers, both with their heads lowered, rosettes with alternate petals of red and black in the field, four groups of vertical petals above the foot, a moulded ring where neck joins body, three white-dotted rosettes on the neck and one on the rim at join with ribbed handle, a star rosette on each rotelle, rim interior with red and white painted bands
12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high
Private collection, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, circa 1980s.
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This lot is accompanied by a Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from the Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Oxford, dated 28 February 1979.
For a similar olpe by the Rosoni painter, cf. no. 1925.346.7 in the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco.
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