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A Rare Double-register Calyx Krater


A Rare Double-register Calyx Krater

Lot-No. 731

Proceeds : 94.600,00 €


Around 440 BC. Probably from the circle of the Persephone painter. Outside under the lip frieze of double palmettes between clay-ground grooves, meander under the image. Clay-ground grooves around the rib at the base of the foot and in front of the base of the curved rim. Painted red figures in two friezes. Above A/B: Amazon procession. Two Amazons on foot look around for the following rider, a fourth Amazon follows. Side B: Amazon on foot, followed by two horsewomen. Lower frieze, side A: Farewell of a youth looking at his mother, behind the youth the bent father leaning on a stick. Side B: Pursuit. A youth with a spear hurries towards a woman with his hand outstretched, behind him another woman who is about to run away. Composed of a few fragments, repairs at the broken edges. H. 33 cm. - For attribution cf. the Calyx krater in New York (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/253627) with identical scene of pursuit in the lower frieze, extensive bibliography. Double-rowed calyx craters are extremely rare, only a few have survived, for example in New York or London. - Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel: Kunstwerke der Antike Auktion 51, 14/15 March 1975, Lot 164 (here as the work of the painter of London),original invoice); since 1975 in Franconian private collection; thereafter by inheritance. -

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A Rare Double-register Calyx Krater


A Rare Double-register Calyx Krater

Lot-No. 731

Proceeds : 94.600,00 €

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Around 440 BC. Probably from the circle of the Persephone painter. Outside under the lip frieze of double palmettes between clay-ground grooves, meander under the image. Clay-ground grooves around the rib at the base of the foot and in front of the base of the curved rim. Painted red figures in two friezes. Above A/B: Amazon procession. Two Amazons on foot look around for the following rider, a fourth Amazon follows. Side B: Amazon on foot, followed by two horsewomen. Lower frieze, side A: Farewell of a youth looking at his mother, behind the youth the bent father leaning on a stick. Side B: Pursuit. A youth with a spear hurries towards a woman with his hand outstretched, behind him another woman who is about to run away. Composed of a few fragments, repairs at the broken edges. H. 33 cm. - For attribution cf. the Calyx krater in New York (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/253627) with identical scene of pursuit in the lower frieze, extensive bibliography. Double-rowed calyx craters are extremely rare, only a few have survived, for example in New York or London. - Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel: Kunstwerke der Antike Auktion 51, 14/15 March 1975, Lot 164 (here as the work of the painter of London),original invoice); since 1975 in Franconian private collection; thereafter by inheritance. -

A Rare Double-register Calyx Krater
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