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ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE TREFOIL OINOCHOE

The central panel decorated with three dancing nude male komasts.
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

Late 6th Century BC

H. 5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm.)

Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired September 2001.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 96.

HR0114JE
$8,500


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