11 août 2017

Attic red-figure bell krater, 4th Century BC

Attic red-figure bell krater. Four nude maenads and a satyr cavort around a laver in their midst, in which a nude, winged Eros alights. Rev: Three draped youths. 4th Century BC. H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm). $47,500 © Royal-Athena Galleries. Provenance: Ex Belgium private collection, acquired in the 1980s; Munich art market, April 2008. Royal-Athena Galleries. 14 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4PP, United Kingdom            
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11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Agrigento Painter, Ca. 460-450 BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Agrigento Painter. Three youths with wreaths at a komos (procession after a carousal). The first carries a lyre (barbiton) and turns towards his singing companions. The central figure holds a staff, the last one holds an amphora and swings a torch. Rev: Three draped youths. Ca. 460-450 BC. H. 14 1/2 in. (36.7 cm). $62,500 © Royal-Athena Galleries.  Provenance: Ex C. R. collection, Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany. Literature: For the painter see CVA, München 2, 14f. pls. 70-72 ... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Meleager Painter, Earlier 4th Century BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Meleager Painter. Two nude warriors armed with shields, helmets and spears, battle a cloaked man riding a rearing horse, turning and lunging at the bearded soldier with a spear, a figure further to the left also. Reverse: three draped youths. Earlier 4th Century BC. H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm). $65,000 © Royal-Athena Galleries. Provenance: Ex Ulla Lindner, Munich, 1960s; Dr. J. Bohler, Munich; German private collection; Christie’s New York, December 7, 2007, no. 1 Literature: The... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

First major exhibition of one of the most admired artists of the ancient mediterranean world opens

Greek, Attic, ca. 485–480 B.C., attributed to the Berlin Painter, Red-figure neck-amphora with ridged handles, with an Amazonomachy with Herakles (detail). Ceramic. Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig (BS 453). © Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig PRINCETON, NJ.- The Berlin Painter was the name given by the great Oxford scholar Sir John Beazley (1885-1970) to an anonymous fifth-century B.C. Athenian vase-painter, whose hand Beazley recognized in over 200 complete or fragmentary vases in collections around... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Attributed to the Manchester Class Painter. Figurative kantharos, Attic, Greek, c. 470 BC

Attributed to the Manchester Class Painter. Figurative kantharos, Attic, Greek, c. 470 BC. Pottery. Height 21.2 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A figurative red-figure style pottery vase of the kantharos type. It was made from a mould in two pieces which were later joined together. The line of union can still be seen on the sides. The body of the vessel represents the head of a satyr with the short wide neck of the vessel rising above it and with an outward-curving lip. A... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Greek Marble Head of a Youth, Attic, circa 340-330 B.C.

Lot 8. A Greek Marble Head of a Youth, Attic, circa 340-330 B.C. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. turned slightly to his right, his expressive face with full parted lips and deep-set eyes beneath the prominent brow, the thick mass of curly hair freely worked; no restorations. Height 26 cm. 10 1/4 in. Provenance: European private collection, 1960s (based on custom-made Belgian black marble base and aging painted restoration on lower lip as seen in 1983... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to the Colmar Painter, circa 500-480 B.C.

Lot 24. An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to the Colmar Painter, circa 500-480 B.C. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $87,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tondo with a youthful komast moving to the right, nude but for a chlamys draped behind him and over his arms, a thick fillet in his hair, looped at the back with the ends hanging down onto his shoulder, with a knobbed walking stick in his lowered right hand, holding a skyphos out before him in the palm of his left hand, a column-krater to the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An Attic Red-Figured Nolan Amphora, attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 470 B.C.

Lot 3. An Attic Red-Figured Nolan Amphora, attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 470 B.C. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $221,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The obverse with Athena striding to the right, wearing a pendant necklace, a long chiton and a himation with swallowtail folds hanging behind, her aegis spread over her shoulders and fringed with spiraling snakes, her hair in a diadem, her long tresses bound, holding a spear in her lowered right hand and a high-crested Attic helmet out... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An Attic Black-Figured Panathenaic Amphora, circa 500 B.C.

Lot 2. An Attic Black-Figured Panathenaic Amphora, circa 500 B.C. Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Price Realized $293,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The obverse with Panathenaic Athena striding to the left, wearing a peplos, her snaky aegis, and a high-crested helmet, a spear in her raised right hand, a circular shield in her left, a Pegasos protome as the blazon, its wing sickle shaped, the goddess framed by two Doric columns each surmounted by a cock; the reverse with a bearded trainer standing to the left... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2016

Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016

Lug-handled jar with flamingoes. Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500-3300 B.C. H. 19.1 cm. Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Clay, reddish glaze. Conically tapered jar with three pierced lug handles on the shoulder, decorated on both sides with a group of nine stylized flamingoes, marching one behind the other to the right. Arranged concentrically around the moulded rim are four zigzag lines, while a further seven hang down in concentric semicircles on two sides of the... [Lire la suite]