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Attic Black-Figure Band Cup, ex Christie's 1974, 530-520 BC

Attic Little Master band cup decorated on both sides with a fierce lion flanked by men.

The lions with curled tails, raised forepaw, and open teeth-baring mouths. The men clad in vividly decorated coats. Incised details, applied white and crimson red.

Palmettes to either side of the handles. The interior with a reserved central medallion. Tags underneath the base.

Published with Elsa Bloch-Diener, Katatalog Antike Kunst, May 1975, lot no. 138. Beazley Archive Pottery database, vase no. 14868.

Foot and handle reattached. Fine condition, minor wear. Refined and delicate miniature style. Excellent provenance.

H. 9.5 cm (3.75 in), D. 14 cm (5.5 in)
W. over handles 19.5 cm (7.7 in)

Ex Christie's London, 10th July 1974 sale, lot no. 107. Acquired by the Swiss gallery owner Elsa Bloch-Diener and sold September 1982 to Swiss private collection.

Comes with copies of the Christie's sale and the Elsa Bloch-Diener gallery catalogue.

Sold 6500 USD

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