PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR
CIRCA EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.
AN ITALO-CORINTHIAN POLYCHROME AMPHORA
Circa Early 6th Century B.C.
The body with a band of figures all moving left, including a dog with a bird standing on its back, a lion with a dotted face and an enormous projecting red tongue, a gesticulating bearded man, a snake in the space between him and the lion, a dog, a centaur holding tendrils in his outstretched hands, and a sphinx with voluted wings, all incised; with details in added red and white, the shoulders with a band of tongues, a row of dots low on the neck and on the rim
12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm) high
Dr. Elie Borowski
Ancient Greek Vases Formerly in the Private Collection of Dr. Elie Borowski, Christie's New York, 12 June 2000, lot 142