Attic black figure cup with warriors

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Impressive piece in very good condition. The frieze shows riders framed by several persons. 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. 60mm wide central tondo. Outside a frieze between the handles: A rider looking to the right is in the center of each composition. Three men wearing coats are standing on each side of the warrior facing him. Between the first two, another man is running towards the rider (and in one case away from him), holding a cloth (or a long shield). The figures are framed by a palmette on each side.
The composition reminds the so-called "warrior's welfare" group and was therefore probably manufactured at the beginning of the last quarter 6th century B.C.

Dimensions: Diameter 286 mm with and 213 mm without handles, height 137 mm

Condition: Impressive piece in very good condition. Restored from several fragments, the original substance is essentially preserved. Surface and painting also widely preserved with minor chips and wear.

Reference: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, London, British Museum 2, IIIHe.6, Pl. 16.1;3

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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