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A Black-Figure Tyrrhenian Neck Amphora by the Pointed-Nose Painter, Classical Period, ca. 560 - 550 BCE

GP003-PB

With three seated sphinxes, the two at right confronted, the reverse with seated sphinx flanked by standing felines.

Cf. a similar example in Leiden (CVA Leiden, I, pl. 3, PC 53).

Published: Munzen und Medaillen, Basel, 1983, no. 19, pl. 7;

J. Eisenberg, One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases II, 2010, no. 32;

J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2004, no. 89

Dimensions: Height: 12 5/8 inches (32.1 cm)

Condition:   Complete, professionally rejoined and in very good condition overall.

Provenance:  New York private collection, acquired from Parke-Bernet Galleries, April 24 and 25, 1970, lot 299 (as Etruscan); Munzen und Medaillen, Basel, 1983, no. 19, pl. 7, with Royal Athena galleries, 2004 & 2010, thereafter P. Borromeo private collection, Virginia acquired in 2012.


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