AMPHORA WITH BLACK-FIGURE NECK Ornamented... - Lot 26 - Lucien Paris

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AMPHORA WITH BLACK-FIGURE NECK Ornamented... - Lot 26 - Lucien Paris
AMPHORA WITH BLACK-FIGURE NECK Ornamented on Side A with a scene depicting Herakles standing, fighting the crouching Amazon queen Hippolyta, wearing a crested helmet and armed with shield, cnemids and spear. On Side B, the scene depicts the goddess Athena Promachos standing on the left, wearing an aegis, wearing a crested helmet, brandishing a spear and armed with a shield adorned with a gorgoneion. The area below the handles is richly decorated with palmettes and lotus buds. Dots at the intersection of two curved lines feature stylized eyes. The neck is decorated with a highly original double chain of ivy leaves and geometric motifs. The base of the body is adorned with a frieze of lotus buds surmounted by a frieze of zigzag dots and radiating tongues. Black-glazed orange clay with red and white paint highlights. Greek art, Attica, c. 530 - 520 B.C. Attributed to the Conservatori Class. Visible restorations. This rare group, represented by less than a dozen examples, owes its name to the eponymous amphora preserved in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. Height. 25.3 cm. PROVENANCE. . Collection. C., Haut Rhin. . Choppin de Janvry sale, Paris, June 16, 2004, no. 25. This vase was verified on the Interpol website on October 8, 2020 at 4:10 pm.
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