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Ancient Greek Red-Figure Pottery Bull Kylix - 350 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,497) 99.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291942700811 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge An ancient Greek red-figure ceramic kylix, produced in Athens, circa 4th Century BC.Red-figure pottery is amongst the most recognisable of all ancient wares; the surface was treated like a canvas, painted with scenes that tell the story of life in the ancient Greek world. This wine cup is decorated with a proud bull on the interior tondo.Kylikes were used during drinking parties (symposia) which lay at the heart of ancient Athenian society, where men congregated to debate love and philosophy, to plot and boast, but above all to revel in wine and song. This vessel would have been held with one hand in the reclining position, and one can imagine the bull slowly revealing itself as the red wine was drained amidst the drunken laughter and debate of an Athenian evening over 2,300 years ago. Diameter: 10 1/4 inchesProvenance:Ex. Robert Keyselitz collection, curator of the Graf Harrach’sche sammlung. Acquired prior to 1974. Published:ArtAncient, 2014. Glimpses. Object 16. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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