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PROPERTY OF GALERIE ARETE, HANS HUMBEL

A Chalcidian Black-figured Amphora, circa 550-525 B.C.
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PROPERTY OF GALERIE ARETE, HANS HUMBEL

A Chalcidian Black-figured Amphora, circa 550-525 B.C.
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A Chalcidian Black-figured Amphora, circa 550-525 B.C.
one side painted with two confronted seated lions each with raised paw and curling tail, the other decorated with two lions attacking an equine, the shoulder painted on each side with two horned grazing quadrupeds flanking an owl, rays above the foot, a wavy line encircling the neck, the details in added red.
Height 29.5 cm.
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Provenance

Professor Hans Erlenmeyer (1900-1967) and Marie Louise Erlenmeyer, Basel, collected between 1943 and 1958 (Sotheby's, London, Antiquities from the Erlenmeyer Collection, July 9th, 1990, no. 178, illus.)
Scottish private Collection (Sotheby's, New York, June 7th, 2007, no. 30, illus.)
acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Literature

Marie-Louise Erlenmeyer and Hans Erlenmeyer, "Über griechische und altorientalische Tierkampfgruppen," Antike Kunst, vol. I, 1958, p. 53, pl. 27,1

Catalogue Note

For a related example in Leningrad see A. Rumpf, Chalkidische Vasen, Berlin, 1927, pls. 152-154.

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