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ARTEMIS GALLERY Greek Attic Black-Figure Stemmed Kylix - Nude Athletes

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Seller: artemisgallery (693) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382508935354 Greek Attic Black-Figure Stemmed Kylix - Nude Athletes Greece, Athens, ca. 540 to 530 BCE. A stupendous Attic kylix (drinking cup), the vessel presenting a classic form with a deep bowl and twin, upturned loop handles upon a pedestal base. The exterior walls are finely decorated via black-figure technique. Side A features three nude running athletes (two in profile, one in composite profile) amid two pairs of draped figures, probably officials of the events. Side B appears to have a similar painted composition, only the upper portion of the scene is missing. Black bands, highlights, and decorative palmettes to either side of each handle, as well as a reserve band in tondo further adorn the piece. Of the utmost artistry and technique, a beautiful example associated with the celebratory ceremonies of the Dionysiac cult. Size: 11.625" W handlespan x 5.375" H (29.5 cm x 13.7 cm) #127106 Condition: Restored from multiple pieces with touch up paint over the break lines. Provenance: ex-collection can der Aa, Belgium; before Dutch collection, acquired in the 1960s 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. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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