An Attic red figure column krater with Eos and Kephalos and Nike between 2 x figures
Lot 7*
An Attic red-figure column krater
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 25,000 - 34,000
amended
Auction Details
An Attic red figure column krater with Eos and Kephalos and Nike between 2 x figures
Lot Details
An Attic red-figure column krater
Attributed to the Boreas Painter, circa 470-460 B.C.
The body decorated on both sides with a figural scene, side (a) depicting winged Eos, draped and wearing a saccos, pursuing Kephalos, who is shown as a hunter wearing a chlamys and holding spears, behind Eos stand two draped male figures, one obscured by her outstretched wings, the other bearded and holding a staff, side (b) showing a central figure of Nike with both wings outstretched, obscuring the flanking male figure, both draped in himatia and holding staffs, the scenes framed by double columns of dots, a band of short tongues above, a band of finely linked lotus buds around the neck and on top of the rim, a double row of dots on the outside rim, 18in (45.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly in the Axel Guttmann Collection. Acquired at Christie's South Kensington, April 28th, 2004. Prior to this it was acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.

    Published:
    Christie's South Kensington, Antiquities - The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Pt II, April 28th, 2004, lot 84.

    Literature:
    Eos, goddess of the dawn, fell in love with Kephalos and kidnapped him whilst he was out hunting.

Saleroom notices

  • This vase is more likely to be by the Painter of London E489. Cf. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 642, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum II, 26, pl. (88), 88.1-3 and J.D. Beazely, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd Edition (Oxford 1963), 546.2.
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