Lot 5
  • 5

AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF MUNICH 1760/ALTENBURG CLASS, CIRCA 530-520 B.C. | An Attic Black-figure Trefoil Oinochoe, attributed to the Painter of Munich 1760/Altenburg Class

35,000 - 45,000 GBP
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  • terracotta
  • Height 11  11/16  inches
painted with the introduction of Herakles to Olympus, Athena and the hero riding in a quadriga, Apollo and Dionysos standing before them, Hermes leading the procession, the details in added white and red.


Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York
Christos G. Bastis Collection, New York, acquired from the above in 1979 (Sotheby's, New York, Antiquities from the Collection of the late Christos G. Bastis, December 9th, 1999, no. 91, illus.)


John D. Cooney, "Antiques: Pottery of the Past, the Elegant Achievements of Early Cultures," Architectural Digest, no. 36, 1979, p. 90, illus. 
Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis (exhibition catalogue), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987, no. 156, illus.
Beazley Archive Pottery Database, no. 28053

Catalogue Note

The scene depicted on the present example was popular in the 6th Century B.C. and was probably inspired or suggested by the return of Peisistratos to Athens and the Acropolis in the early 550s; see J. Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases, New York, 1974, p. 224.