An Attic red-figure kalpis
Lot 14* W
An Attic red-figure kalpis
£ 50,000 - 80,000
US$ 70,000 - 110,000

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2 Oct 2014, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
An Attic red-figure kalpis An Attic red-figure kalpis
An Attic red-figure kalpis
Early Mannerist, circa 470-450 B.C.
The shoulder decorated with figural scene within a panel depicting Achilles on the right chasing Troilos galloping on horseback to the left, Achilles shown wearing a crested helmet, holding his round shield with his left hand, the shield-device in the form of a small flower, the hero's right hand out-stretched in front, a band of dotted lotus bud chain above and below the scene, and pomegranate net on either side, 16in (40.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Swiss private collection.
    Christie's New York, 08 June 2001, lot 11.
    With Donati, Lugano, 1993.
    Edith Hafter Collection, Solothurn. Edith Hafter (1911-2011) was from a great family of art collectors which included the famous collector Josef Mueller (1887-1977).
    Munzen und Medaillen, Auktion 22, 1961, lot 170, pl. 59.

    Published:
    J.D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1963, p. 1660. Attributed by Beazley as Early Mannerist.
    Beazley Archive no. 275287.

    Literature:
    The Mannerists employed archaic patterns but 'with a touch of the theatrical (in the modern sense) in the treatment of myth', (J. Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases. The Archaic Period, London, 1975, p. 180). On hydriae (kalpides) the scenes are generally a panel on the shoulder, between the handles. Cf. J. Boardman, op. cit., figs. 325-6, 327-8, 331.
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