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Lot 53

Estimate: 2'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'400 GBP Price realized: 2'125 GBP

Attic black figure band kylix with Theseus slaying the Minotaur
ca. 550 - 525 BC
diam. cm 22,5 (9’’)
The same scene is painted on both sides, with added white, on a reserved red field: Theseus grasps the bull-headed Minotaur by the neck as he slits its throat with his sword; the pair are surrounded by the sacrificial Athenian youths and maidens. Large tendril spouts from each side of the handles.

Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.

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