An Attic Black-figured Amphora, attributed to the Princeton Group, circa 540-530 B.C.
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.
Intact. Chipped along base on one side and along rim. All chips have been painted in. Small hole, about half an inch in diameter, through lower part of body. Streaks of minor misfiring overall, including across legs of boxers and below. Areas of incrustation and rootmarks. Very dirty.
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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).