An Attic black-figure terracotta funerary plaque
Lot 187*
An Attic black-figure terracotta funerary plaque
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 40,824) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Attic black-figure terracotta funerary plaque
Circa 510 B.C.
The left half of a funerary pinax, showing a youth, a man with white beard and another bearded man standing with their right hand raised, and a woman wearing chiton and himation in the act of tearing her hair, all facing the lower part of a bier on the right, 8in x 6in (20cm x 15cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Hans J. Morgenthau Collection (d.1980), Chicago, formed between the 1960s-1970s. Thence by descent.
    Purchased from André Emmerich Gallery, New York, in 1964. Accompanied by a copy of the original invoice dated 5 May 1964.
    Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auktion 22, 13 May, 1961, pl.44, no.142.
    Comte Chandon de Briailles Collection, Chaource, France, sold at a Paris auction in June 1959.
    Chateau de la Cordeliere, acquired on the Ravel market, France, in 1929.

    Published:
    Beazley Archive, vase no. 11557.
    André Emmerich Gallery, Masterpieces of Greek Vase Painting, April-May 1964, number 19.
    J. Boardman, Painted Funerary Plaques, BSA 50, 1955, p.61, no.22 (no illustration).
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