An Attic red-figure stemless kylix
Lot 183
An Attic red-figure stemless kylix
Sold for £86,400 (US$ 140,324) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Attic red-figure stemless kylix
Douris, circa 480 B.C.
The tondo showing a himation-clad youth with defined musculature, wearing leather shoes, with a skull-cap over his hair, standing in a wine-shop, holding a sponge in his right hand over the mouth of a large amphora resting in a stand, a money-pouch in his left hand, a large pithos in the right foreground, an oinochoe hanging above, with two barely-visible Greek inscriptions in the field, 'ZONNTO' to the left of the figure, '..O..A..SX' to the right, the border composed of pairs of opposed meander, alternating with saltire squares, 7½in (19.2cm) wide, 5½in (13.8cm) diam, an old collection label on the underside reading '392 LOAN'

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ex Professor Jakob Rosenberg Collection, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1937. Property of a private English collector. Acquired from Sotheby's New York, May 30th 1986, lot 19.

    Attributed by J.D. Beazley to Douris.

    Exhibited:
    The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford from 2001 to 2009.
    Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, no.501, 1937.

    Published:
    B.M. Holland, 'A Kylix in the Fogg Art Museum', Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, vol. 52 (1941), p. 40, pl. 1,
    G.H. Chase and M.Z. Pease, CVA, USA, vol.8, pp.35-36, pl.19,2.
    R.J. Forbes, Studies in Ancient Technology, vol.iii, (Leyden, 1955), p.113.
    H. Immerwahr, 'An Athenian Wineshop', Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol.79, (1948), pp.184-190.
    D.M. Buitron, Attic Vase Painting in New England Collections, (Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1972), pp.102-3, no. 54, and colour frontispiece.
    J.D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963), vol.1, pp.426 and 445, no.252.
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