An Attic black-figure belly amphora

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Lot 5*
An Attic black-figure belly amphora

Sold for £ 14,400 (US$ 18,621) inc. premium
An Attic black-figure belly amphora
Circa 550-500 B.C.
The decoration enlivened with added white and crimson paint, side (a) depicting a central figure of a helmeted Greek warrior, possibly Achilles, holding a shield decorated with three white dots in his left hand, a spear in his right, flanked by two standing draped male attendants, side (b) depicting a standing nude figure of a warrior holding a spear in his left hand, flanked by two further male attendants, with crimson bands above and on the groundline and rays emanating from the base, 11¼in (28.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired at Sotheby's London, December 8th, 1986.

    Exhibited:
    On loan to the Antiquities Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, October 1988 - April 2008.

    Published:
    Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 8th, 1986, lot 228.
An Attic black-figure belly amphora
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