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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE PANEL AMPHORA

On either side: three cavorting nude male dancers.

These youths are komasts, descendents of the padded dancers that originally entered Athenian iconography from Corinth. We can interpret the figures here as young men in high spirits after a drinking party. For another small (3 3/8 in.) vase of the period decorated with similar dancers, see Metropolitan Museum of Art: 56.171.37

Ca. 530-520 BC

H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.)

Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London June 1995.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 86.

EL9501JE
$12,500


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