A large Attic red-figure bell krater
Attributed to the Retorted Painter, circa 380-360 B.C.
The decoration enlivened with added white paint, showing on side (a) a battle between Arimasps and Griffins, composed with four Arimasps, three standing and one kneeling, all wearing typical 'oriental' dress of patterned smocks with striped trousers and sleeves, wearing Phrygian caps over their long wavy hair, three holding spears and one holding a shield with a snake motif, fighting two white-painted winged griffins, side (b) showing a central figure of winged Nike, holding a phiale in her left hand, her right arm outstretched towards the draped youth on the right holding a staff, another youth behind her bearing a timpanum, double palmettes under the handles, meander with chequered squares along the baseline, a band of laurel beneath the rim, ovolo around the handles, 16¼in (42cm) high, repaired with some restoration
£25,000 - 35,000
US$ 38,000 - 53,000
30,000 - 41,000
- This lot has been withdrawn from sale.
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