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Greek Attic Black-Figure Skyphos - CHC Group Lot 11A Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263839702795 LOT 11ASeller's Estimate: USD 2,700 - 4,050 Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 520 to 480 BCE. A striking skyphos (wine cup), highly decorated via the black-figure technique with incised and added red and white fugitive painted details. The iconography features the same scene on both sides - a pair of magnificent sphinxes flanking a central figure. Behind each sphinx is an abstract spirit figure, and just above the base, a band of frets adds to the decorative program. Size: 7.625" W handlespan x 3.625" H (19.4 cm x 9.2 cm) The abbreviation "CHC Group" stands for "Chariot Courting Group", which was part of the Heron Class, as described by Beazley. Their work was popular and was even copied in Boeotian art. There is a very similar skypos, also attributed to the CHC Group, in the Art Institute of Chicago collection (accession number 1929.943) - http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/4183 Another skyphos by the CHC Group sold for GBP 5,625 (US$ 8,600 or 6,500) at auction (Christie's Sale 5487 of 29 April 2010, lot 52) and another one for US$ 18,750 ( 14,500) (Christie's Sale 2056 of 9 December 2008, lot 83). For the CHC Group see: John D. Beazley, "Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters" (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1956; reprinted 1978) 617 ff.; John D. Beazley, Paralipomena. "Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters" (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971), 306-308; John Boardman, "Athenian Black Figure Vases" (London, 1974), fig. 292; S. Lambrino, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, France Fasc. 10, Bibliotheque Nationale (Cabinet des Medailles) Fasc. 2, (Paris, 1931), pl. 70, 1-2 and 3-5; Catherine Morgan - Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, "Attic Fine Pottery of the Archaic to Hellenistic Periods in Phanagoria", Volume 1 (Colloquia Pontica, 10). (Leiden, Brill, 2004), p. 200, 232; O.E. Borgers, "The Theseus Painter. Style, Shapes and Iconography" (Diss. Amsterdam, 2003), chapter II, p. 22-39. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #132403 Condition Report: Handles reattached. Body repaired from about a dozen pieces. Some touch up to break lines. Interior repainted. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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