Lot 33
  • 33

AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE GORGON PAINTER, CIRCA 560-550 B.C.

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20,000 - 30,000 USD
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114,000 USD
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Description

  • AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE GORGON PAINTER
  • Height 12 1/2 in. 31.7 cm.
belonging to the Deianeira Class, with echinus foot, slightly tapering ovoid body, concave handle, and flaring mouth with torus molding below, the body painted in a lively manner with a satyr riding a galloping donkey in pursuit of a running maenad or nymph, the donkey biting her arm, a rosette in the field, a guilloche band above the scene.

Provenance

reportedly found in Taranto
Jacob Hirsch Galleries, New York, 1933

Literature

Humfry Payne, Necrocorinthia, Oxford, 1931, p. 193
The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Gallery Notes: Ceramics, November 1st, 1933, no. 81
Blue Book of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1931-1942, pp. 60 and 120
C.H. Emilie Haspels, Attic Black-figured Lekythoi, Paris, 1936, p. 1, note 4
Margarete Bieber, "Two Attic Black-figured Lekythoi in Buffalo," American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 48/2, 1944, p. 122, fig. 1
John D. Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1956, p. 12, no. 22
J.R. Green, "Ajax or Nymph: An Aryballos in Dunedin," Antike Kunst, vol. IX, no.1, 1966, pp. 7-9, pl. 3, fig. 3
John D. Beazley, Paralipomena, Oxford, 1971, p. 8
John Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases, London, 1974, p. 17, fig. 16
T.H. Carpenter, T. Mannack, and M. Mendonca, Beazley Addenda, 2nd ed., Oxford, 1989, p. 3
Stephanos Geroulanos and René Bridler, Trauma, Wund-Entstehung und Wund-Pflege im antiken Griechenland, Mainz am Rhein, 1994, fig. 69
Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 300105

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