An Attic black-figure band cup
Lot 62*
An Attic black-figure band cup
£7,000 - 9,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
amended
Auction Details
An Attic black-figure band cup An Attic black figure band cup with wrestlers
Lot Details
An Attic black-figure band cup
Circa 525-500 B.C.
Depicting a wrestling scene on both sides with two grappling nude male figures, further figures behind them including two attendants draped in himatia holding drapery, with added red and white detail, 11¾in (30cm) wide including handles

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection, acquired on the New York market in the late 1970s.
    Christie's, London, 24 April 1978, lot 443.

    Literature:
    For similar examples of wrestling scenes on Little Master band cups, cf. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Brussels, Musées Royaux du Cinquantenaire 1, III.H.E.1, pl.(015) 2.5A.5B; and J.D. Beazley, Paralipomena, Oxford, 1971, 45.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the Christie's reference is incorrect. The provenance should read: American private collection, acquired on the New York market in the late 1970s.
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