• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 231

    A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE HYDRIA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE NAPLES HYDRIA, CIRCA 350 B.C.

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    A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE HYDRIA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE NAPLES HYDRIA, CIRCA 350 B.C.
    With Eros moving to the left, wearing radiate stephane, with fillet in right hand and tympanum in left hand, flanked by foliate tendrils, wave band on shoulder, rays on neck, details in added white
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) high


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    A hand written letter from Professor A. D. Trendall accompanies this lot, confirming the attribution to the 'Painter of the Naples Hydria': 14 May 1974,...By the Painter of the Naples Hydria...The floral decoration to right is very typical of this painter and reappears on the Naples hydria...

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Acquired from Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, March 1971.


    Literature

    A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Third Supplement, London, 1983, p. 180, no. 108a.