View 1 of Lot 57. An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540-530 B.C..
View 1 of Lot 57. An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540-530 B.C..
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An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540-530 B.C.

Estimate:

5,000 - 8,000 GBP

An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540-530 B.C.

An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540-530 B.C.

Estimate:

5,000 - 8,000 GBP

An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group

circa 540-530 B.C.


with torus foot, the body painted and incised in front with two boxers flanked by umpires, blood spurting from the fighter's noses, and on the back with four dancing youths, rays above the foot, tongues below the neck, linked lotus buds on the neck, the details in added red, a dipinto under the foot.

Height 32 cm.

the architect J.-C. Dupré, who worked with Patrice Bonnet (1879-1964) on restoring the Château de Versailles sometime during the first half of the 20th Century
French private collection, by descent from the above (Hôtel des Ventes de Charleville Mézières, May 31st, 2015, no. 162, illus.)
acquired at the above sale
For a related, albeit less bloody boxing scene on an amphora by the Swing Painter see E. Bohr, Der Schaukelmaler, 1982, pl. 89B.

For the movement of the dancers on side B, which is characteristic of the Princeton Group, see an Amphora in Munich (www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/72672174-40D7-46DF-A3BF-2DB89C31C182).