|Realisation Price||750.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Fall Manuscript Auction (#101) - 18/11/2017 / Antiquities / Lot 389
Greek Attic Alabastron With Scale Armor Design Ca. early 5th century B.C. Approximately 6 inches high by 2.3 inches in diameter at the upper rim. This "black-figure" alabastron has four black bands, with light tan reserve sections that run horizontally around the piece. A wide, flat disk at the top is a design feature to control the flow of liquids from the piece, which like held a precious olive oil or a perfume-type unguent with an oil base. A pattern of overlapping u-shaped sections may represent overlapping scale armor, since this piece was created at about the time of Athen's victory over the Persians at Marathon, ca. 490 B.C. The piece is intact, with no apparent repairs/restoration. It has some minute surface pitting and scrapes. Overall a very nice example. Ex: W. Levy collection, U.K., ca. 1916-2006; ex: Bonham's Antiquities, London, April 2007, no. 24; ex: private New York collection.