Lot 29
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A TERRACOTTA PYXIS, PROTO-ATTIC, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MESOGEIA PAINTER, 1ST QUARTER OF THE 7TH CENTURY B.C.

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12,000 - 18,000 USD
Sold
84,000 USD
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Description

  • A TERRACOTTA PYXIS, PROTO-ATTIC, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MESOGEIA PAINTER
  • Height 8 1/4 in. 21 cm.
with high tapering foot with four narrow rectangular apertures, carinated bowl with horizontal stirrup handles, and shallow domed lid with flaring knob, the decoration painted in black, the foot with panels each containing a row of two or three loops, the body with encircling lines and a lattice design, the lid with four pairs of feeding long-legged waterfowls separated by groups of wavy lines.

Provenance

reportedly found in Attica
Joseph Brummer, New York, 1932

Literature

The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Gallery Notes: Ceramics, November 1st, 1933, vol. I, no. 2
Susan Matheson Burke, “A Protoattic High Standed Bowl in Buffalo,” American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 78, 1974, pp. 63-65, pl. 15
Cynthia King, "More Pots by the Mesogeia Painter," American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 80, 1976, p. 82, n. 34
Steven Nash, ed., Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Painting and Sculpture from Antiquity to 1942, Buffalo, New York, 1979, pp. 58-59, illus.

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