Black-glazed vessel with a medallion showing a Nereid riding on a Hippocamp – a prancing horse with a fish tail – to the left. The Nereid is holding an ovoid shield that covers her left arm and her shoulder.
The depiction belongs to a cortege of Nereids carrying the arms of Achilles. The Nereids were sea nymphs and sometimes shown riding dolphins or ketoi (sea snakes).
...click for details
Globular vase decorated with three lions facing right. Neat incisions on the heads, applied purple for the manes which surround the indicated shoulders.
The short tails raised over the backs. Ornamental dot rosettes with incised crosses in the field.
Single strap handle with bars design, the shoulder with partially crackled tongues. D ...click for details
Attic lekythos with a woman holding an alabastron. Her hair tied up with a fillet. The lady is clad in a finely pleated chiton and a himation. She is standing in front of a chair. In front an behind her fillets hanging on the wall.
The reserved shoulder with up-and-down palmettes. Above and on the ground line egg pattern with dots.
Co ...click for details
Tall black glazed vessel with the silhouette figure of a gazing woman, the hair reserved in black. Flanked by tendrils containing volutes and rows of strokes. On the neck and below the handle an ivy leaf on a stem.
For identical vases cf. items no. 213, 214 in: J.W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
...click for details
Enhanced with bands and fine linear decoration in applied blue and red. The tondo with small concentric circles and dots.
The careful linear decoration suggests an early date during Daunian Subgeometric II.
Daunian Subgeometric II, ca. 550-525 BC ...click for details
Footed bowl of rounded body and short flat rim.
For an inscribed example of identical shape formerly in the Campana collection, now in the Louvre (Inv. Cp 3414) cf.: Die Etrusker in Europa, Exhibition catalogue, p. 132, lot no. 118.
Impasto pottery shows a warm brown color and was the forerunner of the Etruscan black Bucchero ceramic.
Etruscan, circa 650 BC.
H. 10 cm (4 in),
D. 10.4 cm (4.1 in).
Fine quality with highly polished surface. Small shard out of the trumpet-shaped foot ...click for details
The ovoid body with a frieze of four panthers taken from the same mold alternating with slender gadroons. The prancing felines with tails curled on their backs.
A zigzag and four grooves on the neck. The shoulder is decorated with pronounced molded tongues. Horizontal ribs on the body. Single handle with rotelles at the rim.
For a couple of closely related vases presumably from Vulci workshops cf. items no. 253 and 254 in: Ines Stucker. Italy of the Etruscans, Exhibition Catalogue. Mainz 1991. ...click for details
Globular vessel with a quatrefoil framing a cursorily rendered lotus palmette at center.
The leaves with faded solid fill.
Corinthian, Late Corinthian I, ca. 550 BC.
H. 6.1 cm (2.4 in), D. 6.7 cm (2.6 in).
Intact. Hard-fired ceramic with peeled off glaze.
Swiss private collection
(data will be provided to the buyer)
Both sides decorated with a winged goddess flanked by youths sitting on blocks or fold chairs.
The winged females with white skin and eyes in applied red. Some figures wearing red diadems.
Youths wearing cloaks with red bordures and white triple dots. Two of them also clad in himatia rendered with large white blobs.
Leafless branches and grapes in the field, single ivy leafs below the handles.
The cup was executed by the Caylus Painter, an associate of the Leafless Group.
For almost iden ...click for details