|IMPORTANT ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE TYRRHENIAN AMPHORA BY THE TIMIADES PAINTER
Obverse: Upper register with six combatant warriors with round shields; Rev: two confronting sirens flanked with swans. Two lower registers with sirens and sphinxes and goats and leopards.
With rays above the foot, tongues on the shoulders, a lotus and palmette cross on the neck; details in added red and white.
Ca. 560-555 BC
H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.)
Ex German private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
Cf. Timiades Painter's amphora Rome, Villa Giulia 46735 (no. 50) , Jeroen Kluiver: The Tyrrhenian Group of Black-figure Vases. From the Athenian Kerameikos to the Tombs of South Etruria, Amsterdam, 2003. p. 224 pl 69 from the B-side of the vase.