Attic Greek Black-Figure Kylix
An ancient Attic Greek black-figured kylix, a wine cup, with a disk foot and attenuated lateral handles. In the tondo, there is a seated sphinx, on the exterior is a procession of riders, each wearing a chlamys over the shoulder, interspersed with dancing satyrs and grape vines.
The Leafless Group refers to the work of a number of Attic black-figure vase painters of the first decades of the 5th century so named because of the stripped branches used to fill the background on the many wine cups that they painted. Most of the figural scenes painted are Dionysiac in subject matter
Formerly with Donna Jacobs Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, 1984; subsequently in the George R. Francoeur Trust, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.