Lot 10
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A MYCENAEAN BUFF-WARE POTTERY KYLIX, LATE HELLADIC IIIA2, LATE 14TH/FIRST THIRD OF THE 13TH CENTURY B.C. | A Mycenaean Buff-ware Pottery Kylix

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Height 18.1 cm.; diameter 15.7 cm.
with slender stem flaring into a deep conical bowl with slightly everted rim and twin handles, the exterior decorated on one side with a combined octopus and flower motif, encircling bands on the stem and foot.

Provenance

Münzen & Medaillen, Basel, Auktion 51, March 14th/15th, 1975, no. 39, illus.
Christie’s, Amsterdam, February 21st, 1985, no. 282
private collection, Amsterdam, acquired at the above sale

Literature

Kunst-en Antiekveiling, 1986, p. 242, p. 13, illus.

Catalogue Note

For a closely related example see A.J.B. Wace, Chamber tombs at Mycenae (Archaeologia, vol. 82), 1932, pl. 16b. For the form see A. Furumark, The Mycenaean Pottery. Analysis and Classification, 1941, Form 79, 257, pl. 17; for the decoration see Furumark, op. cit., motif 18:34, fig. 44. Also see Sotheby’s, New York, December 5th, 2007, no. 38.
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