• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 230

    A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE SIAMESE PAINTER, CIRCA 340-320 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE SIAMESE PAINTER, CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
    Side A: warrior to left wearing crested helmet and greaves, holding a battle-axe and shield with wave pattern border, warrior to right wearing plumed helmet and greaves, holding spear and shield with sunburst device; side B: with horse galloping toward an Ionic column, head turned back; owl below one handle, palmette below other, wave bands with central mask below rim, band of alternating meander and palmettes below, details in added white
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. incl. handles


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    Provenance

    With Coins and Antiquities Limited, London, Cat. 57, AN731.
    Sold Christie's New York, 18 December 1998, lot 107.
    Louisiana collection; sold Christie's New York, 10 December 2004, lot 489.


    Literature

    A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Third Supplement, London, 1983, p. 170, pl. XIX/6.
    K. Schauenburg, Studien zur unteritalischen Vasenmalerei, Band IX/X, Kiel, 2006, p. 19, pl. 122/33.