Ca. 510 BCE.
Height 35 cm. Sotheby’s Auction House, New York
Ca. 510 BCE.
Height 35 cm.
Sotheby’s Auction House, New York.
The collection of Sideo Fromboluti and Nora Speyer.
Sotheby’s, New York, June 8th, 2011, lot 9. Price realized:
With torus foot, triple handles, and echinus mouth, painted on one side with Ajax carrying the body of Achilles flanked by Scythian archers, his shield emblazoned with a lion’s head, and on the other side with Hermes Kriophoros flanked by two women each holding a double branch, encircling rays, festooned lotus buds, and a dotted zigzag line above the foot, linked lotus flowers and palmettes in the handle zones, linked double palmettes on the neck, the details in added red and white, a graffito under the foot.
Susan Woodford and Margot Loudon, “Two Trojan Themes: The Iconography of Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles and of Aeneas Carrying Anchises in Black Figure Vase Painting”, American Journal of Archaeology, 1980, p. 37, no. G 4.
H. Alan Shapiro, Art and Culture under the Tyrants in Athens, Mainz, 1989, pl. 38 A.
François Lissarrague, L’autre guerrier. Archers, peltastes, cavaliers dans l’imagerie attique, Paris and Rome, 1990, p. 86, no. 45.
Beazley Archive Pottery Database, no. 13518.