A GREEK RED-FIGURE KRATER
FOUR ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARABS
A PARTHIAN SILVER GILT PHIALE
A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENT
A GREEK BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE CREUSA PAINTER
LUCANIA, CIRCA 390-370 BC
Height: 33 cm
The front depicts a youth seated on a klismos and playing the lyre, a woman stands behind him crowning him with a wreath and holding an oinochoe, another woman dances in front of him. There are three draped youths on the reverse.
Milo John Reginald Talbot, 7th Baron Talbot of Malahide (1912 – 1973) collection, Ireland
Thence by descent to the honourable Rose Talbot (1916 – 2009), Malahide Castle, Ireland
Christie’s, London, 27 April 1976, lot 208, pl.18
With Geoffrey Turner, Galerij Ancient Art B.V., Amsterdam
Amsterdam private collection, acquired from the above on 24th January 1980
A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, 1967, p.92, no.478
SET IN AN ANTIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL GOLD NECKLACE
CIRCA 4TH – 3RD CENTURY BC
Each scarab carved on the underside with varying scenes in the al globulo style, including two with two horses, one with three horses, and one with a running warrior.
Blankman Collection, New York, 1950s
with Joseph G. Gerena Fine Art, New York
Bahamas private collection, , acquired from the above, 1997
American private collection, acquired from theabove in 1999
WITH AN ARAMAIC ROYAL INSCRIPTION
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY BC
Diameter: 17.8 cm
Such phialai were libation bowls and this form has its origins in the lobed phiale mesomphalos of Achaemenid Persia.
According to the inscription, this phiale was also an offering, but to the gods, from a member of the royal family:
“While I, Artapanus son of King Mithridates was ruling, I placed this cup in mwḥwš ʾtḥpwš (unknown words designating a place?) for (the gods) Haddad and Shamash”
English private collection, acquired in the early 20th century and thence by descent
Relief fragment from a lion-hunt sarcophagus
Circa 3rd century AD. Height: 22.5 cm
From a lenos, a tub-shaped sarcophagus. The hunt scene depicts a lion attacking and pinning down an antelope.
Lion-hunt sarcophagi came to popularity in the 3rd century AD. For related examples see J. Stroszeck, Löwen-Sarkophage.Sarkophage mit Löwenkopfen, schreitende Löwen und Löwen-kampfgruppen, Berlin, 1988.
Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres Collection, France, acquired before 2000
EUBOEAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY BC
Height: 13.5 cm
Leo Mildenberg Collection, Zurich, Switzerland, (1913-2001)
Christie’s London, 26-27 October 2004, lot 40
This form of lekythos, small in size and with a rounded body, is known as a shoulder lekythos. This vase has been attributed to the Dolphin Group, who favoured shoulder lekythoi and other small shapes. Their style of decoration was largely in a non-narrative animal style, influenced by painters of the earlier 6th century BC. This vase is an extremely rare type with one close parallel currently residing in the Institut d’Art et d’Archeologie, Paris.