Attic black figure cup with animals

€5,000
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Object number
AR2228
Impressive piece in very good condition. The frieze shows birds and rams. From an old German private collection, acquired in a London gallery between 1976 and 1978.
Object: Cup with a high foot (Kylix)

Material: Red clay with black slip and dark red painting
So-called black figure vase

Period: Second half on 6th century B.C.
Archaic period

Description:    Semi-globular deep bowl with a high foot, kylix. The form shows a continuous flow from the lip to the foot, with one sharp edge where the bowl sits on the foot. Two slightly bent handles.
Light red clay with black slip. Inside fully covered with black slip, except for a ca. 80mm wide central tondo. Outside a frieze between the handles: In the center a bird with long neck and spread wings standing to the left. To each side and facing the central bird are a cock and a ram.

Dimensions: Diameter 287 mm with and 214 mm without handles, height 131 mm

Condition: Impressive piece in very good condition. Foot and four fragments at the rim professionally restored in 2018.

Reference: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, London, British Museum 2, IIIHe.6, Pl. 16.4;6;9

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2017 from the private posession of M. Voos, Germany. Inherited by M. Voos from the Germany private collection H. Herbst. Acquired between 1976 and 1978 on the London art market for the Herbst collection and brought to Germany. This piece is probably from Davies Antiques, London.

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