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
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


  • 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.

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

    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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