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Attic Saint-Valentin Kantharos, 450-400 BC

Attic Saint-Valentin Kantharos, 450-400 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332898
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Richly decorated Saint-Valentin sessile kantharos with lozenge and laurel wreath panels.
The inside of the reserved diamonds with a dilute glaze design, the black diamonds with applied white filling. The lower section enhanced with a wreath of laurel leafs and berries in added white.
Tongue pattern along the rim and below the laurel wreath. The bottom of the foot with concentric circles in black glaze.
Group IV in the classification of Howard and Johnson, pp. 193-194. According to the authors most pieces of group IV may have been produced by a single man during a long lasting period.
For a related item, cf. Beazley Archive no. 9035376. CVA Dublin and Cork, University College Dublin and University College Cork, 42, pl. (30) 30.10.
Ceramic
Athens, Saint-Valentin Class, 450-400 BC
H. 11.5 cm (4.5 in)
Fine quality and condition. Reconstituted from fragments, with two small restored shards. Applied white slightly worn in places.
German private collection, acquired before 1970. Thence art market Austria.
Literature: Seymour Howard, Franklin P. Johnson. “The Saint-Valentin Vases” in: AJA 58 (1954), pp. 191-207, pl. 32-34.

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