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Lot 82

Estimate: 5'500 GBP   |   Starting price: 4'400 GBP Price realized: 4'000 GBP
Attic Black-Figure Band-Cup Kylix With Amazonomachy
ca. 550 – 500 BC; diam. cm 22; The same scene painted on both sides: warrior and amazon fighting between onlookers and horsemen. Amazonomachy represents the Greek ideal of civilization. The Amazons were portrayed as a savage and barbaric race, while the Greeks were portrayed as a civilized race of human progress. Small holes on the rim, used for repairs in antiquity. Provenance: Acquired by the current owner in Geneva in February 1993 (S.P.P.E. Ltd S.A.).

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