An Attic black-figure amphora
Lot 48
An Attic black-figure amphora
Sold for £52,580 (US$ 85,192) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Attic black-figure amphora
An Attic black-figure amphora
Last quarter of the 6th Century B.C.
Decorated on both sides of the shoulder with a register of animals, enlivened with incision and added crimson, side (a) from left to right, showing a goose with an arched neck, a roaring lion with its head lowered, its tongue hanging out and its tail curling between its legs and a wild boar, all facing right and another lion facing left with its head raised, tongue hanging out and its tail curling upwards, on side (b) a central boar facing right, flanked by onlooking roaring lions with upward curling tails, the one on the right with one foreleg raised; linked palmettes around the neck, rays emanating from the base and triple-stranded conjoint handles on either side, 157/8in. (14.4cm.), repaired with some old restoration in plaster

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    For a similar style of design, with a register of animals around the shoulder, cf. J. Burow, Der Antimenesmaler, (Mainz 1989), pp.32-34, no.139, pl.M12 by the Antimines Painter.
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