Attic Black-Figure Alabastron: Sappho Painter

Attic Black-Figure Alabastron: Sappho Painter

An ancient Greek Attic black-figure alabastron attributed to the Sappho Painter. A man with a staff approachs a woman from behind as she turns her head toward him. She follows close behind an older man who approaches a second woman with an object inhis hand and a swan between them. Their are nonsensical inscriptions between the pairs.

Attributed to the Sappho Painter.
Athens, Attica.
Ca. 500 BC.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (13.3 cm).
Intact.

The Sappho Painter is the name given to a Greek vase painter who was active from ca. 510-490 BC. His name vase is a kalpis depicting the poet Sappho that is currently in the National Museum, Warsaw (inv. no. 142333).

Formerly in a New Jersey private collection, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London; Christie's, London, October 27, 2004; previously in a German collection.

Inv#: 7358

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