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Greek Attic black figure Gorgoneion kylix fragment

G81

£245.00

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The foot from a black figure pottery kylix cup retaining the the interior decorated tondo. The tondo depicts a Gorgon face (Gorgoneion) with large staring eyes and extended tongue. The Gorgoneion was seen as a protective talisman against bad luck and evil, it often appears on the inside of drinking vessels as well as the centre of warrior shields.

Culture
Greek, Athens, late 6th Century BC

Size
2.4 x 6.9 cms

Condition
Fragment as shown, foot repaired and sides of bowl filed down and painted to give the appearance of an intact object

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; acquired late 20th Century

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