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Estimate: 5'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 3'800 GBP ---


Rhodian black figure kylix
Attributed to the Tleson painter, ca. 555 - 535 BC
length max cm 20 (8’’)
Recreating in six fragments a ovules tondo frame with two confronting goats, in heraldic attitude and stylized palmette and volute between them. On the exterior bears the painted inscription: XAIPE KAI ΓIEI, “hail and drink”.
The most typical of the Little Masters is the Tleson painter, son of the attic painter Nearchos (ca. 570 - 555 BC). The Tleson painter decorated most if not all the sixty-odd cups that bear his signature. Famous for the exquisite animal-style interpretation, readly recognised.

REFERENCES
J.D. Beazley 1986: The Development of Attic Black-figure, vol. 24, pp. 46-48.

PROVENANCE
From the R.H.M. collection, London.

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