An Attic black-figure pottery fragment
Lot 29*
An Attic black-figure pottery fragment
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,050) inc. premium
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An Attic black-figure pottery fragment
Circa 525-475 B.C.
Possibly from a skyphos close to the Krokotos Group, depicting the head of Dionysus, his wreath and beard with added purple slip, holding a lyre, the reverse with black slip, 2½ x 3in (6.3 x 7.6cm)


  • Provenance:
    Professor Robert M. Walter Collection, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Acquired between the 1950s and 1970s, thence by descent.
    Prior to this, in the Walter Bareiss (1919–2007) Collection.

    For a similar depiction of Dionysus attributed to the Krokotos Painter now in the Cabinet des Medailles, Paris (no. 343), cf. T.H. Carpenter, T. Mannack, and M. Mendonca, Beazley Addenda, Oxford 1989, nos. 55, 56.
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