A large Attic black-figure skyphos

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Lot 11*
A large Attic black-figure skyphos

Sold for £ 63,650 (US$ 83,224) inc. premium

Antiquities

25 Apr 2012, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A large Attic black-figure skyphos
By the Theseus Painter, circa 525-475 B.C.
Depicting on both sides a bearded Herakles reclining at a symposium scene, holding a club in his left hand, a quiver in the field, side (a) with Herakles handing a rhyton to Hermes wearing a pilos hat, side (b) with Herakles shaking hands with another bearded man, 10in (25.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dr Paul J. Vignos Collection, Ohio, USA, acquired from André Emmerich, New York in 1964. Accompanied by a copy of a letter dated 1964 from J.D. Cooney.

    Published:
    A. Emmerich, 'Masterpieces of Greek Vase Painting', New York, 1964, no.20.
    J.D. Beazley, 'Paralipomena', Oxford, 1971, p.257.

    Literature:
    Similar skyphoi can be found in Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale inv. H2468, and Taranto, Museo Archeologico Nazionale inv. 4448: J.D. Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1956, no. 518 and 703.
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