An Attic Black Figured Neck Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540 B.C.
with triple handles, each side decorated with Herakles wrestling the Nemean Lion and flanked by a woman armed with a spear on the left and a gesturing warrior in full armour on the right, his shield emblazoned with an eye on one side of the vase and with a cock on the other, rays above the foot, linked palmettes and lotus buds in the handle zones, tongues below the neck, linked lotus buds on the neck, the details in added red and white.
Height 33 cm.
Alfred E. Mirsky (1900-1974), New York
Rockefeller University, New York, bequeathed by the above in 1974 (Christie's, New York, June 16th, 2006, no. 85, illus.)
Jean-David Cahn, Basel, acquired at the above sale
acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009
Minerva, International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology, vol. 17.3, May/June 2006, p. 9
Jean-David Cahn, Basel, Tiere und Mischwesen VII, Katalog 19, 2007, no. 39, illus.
Beazley Archive Pottery Database, no. 9019236