8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED KYLIX
ATTRIBUTED TO THE WHITE SPOT PAINTER, CIRCA 575-550 B.C.
Each side with two swans, a rosette between them, the swans all facing right, bands of dots above framing alternating squares, extensive use of added red and white throughout; together with a Villanovan impasto cup, circa late 8th-early 7th century B.C., the low biconical bowl with three conical projections, a long neck and everted rim, the handle with a V-shaped knobbed protuberance, patterns of impressed grooves around the base of the neck and the handle
Kylix: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm.) diameter (2)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13-14 December 1990, lot 471 (part).
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI, part 2, no. 140).
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991.
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