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An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to Makron as painter, signed by Hieron as potter, circa 490/480 B.C.

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70,000

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- 100,000 GBP

Property from a European Corporate Art Collection

An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to Makron as painter, signed by Hieron as potter, circa 490/480 B.C.

An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to Makron as painter, signed by Hieron as potter, circa 490/480 B.C.

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 100,000 GBP

Property from a European Corporate Art Collection

An Attic Red-Figured Kylix

attributed to Makron as painter, signed by Hieron as potter, circa 490/480 B.C.


the tondo with a seated bearded man and a serving boy, the man wearing a himation draped around his waist and legs, holding a knobby stick in his left hand, the boy with a lamb shank in his left hand, offering a platter of fruit in his right, both crowned with a wreath in added red, framed by a band of continuous meander, the exterior depicting scenes from the same symposium, each side with three banqueteers reclining on pillows, their tables already clear but for the leafy sprays which drape over their sides, the center of one side with a bearded man playing kottabos, his kylix raised in order to fling the dregs at a target, the figure to the left looking back, cradling his cup by the foot, his right hand upraised, a basket hanging between them, the partially preserved figure to the right playing the double flute, its case hanging to the left, the other side preserving a fragmentary banqueter in the center, the symposiast to the right holding his cup in his left hand, a basket hanging between them, the figure to the left, with his head turned frontal, holding his cup in his left hand, offering a second in his outstretched right hand, a tired serving boy beneath one handle, his head resting on his shoulder, a calyx-krater beneath the other handle, signed "HIERON EPOIESEN" on the arm of the handle.

Diameter 33 cm.

Repaired from several fragments with restorations clearly visible in the photos (painted in matte black on the inside and in red on the outside). Foot overpainted and varnished.


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Dr. Elie Borowski, Switzerland and Canada, acquired between the 1950s-1980s
Christie’s, New York, Ancient Greek Vases formerly in the Collection of Dr. Elie Borowski, June 12th, no. 76, illus.
Dr. Walter Gilbert, United States, acquired from the above
Phoenix Ancient Art, Geneva and New York, acquired from the above in 2016
Acquired by the current owner from the above

PUBLISHED 

Konrad Schauenburg, Herakles bei Pholos: zu zwei fruhrotfi gurigen Schalen, in “Athenische Mitteilungen 86”, 1971, pp. 51-54, pls. 38-41.1

Robert Guy in Leipen et al., Glimpses of Excellence, A Selection of Greek Vases and Bronzes from the Elie Borowski Collection, Toronto, 1984, no. 10

Norbert Kunisch, Makron, Mainz, 1997, p. 165, pl. 21, no. 47

Beazley Archive Database no. 2573

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, December 18th, 1984-June 30th, 1985