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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURED BAIL-AMPHORA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE CAPUA PAINTER, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURED BAIL-AMPHORA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE CAPUA PAINTER, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The obverse with a warrior standing in profile to the left, wearing belted tunic and carrying a shield and spear; the reverse with a youth tightly clad in a himation, holding a small branch in his hand, the scenes flanked by palmettes, wave on the shoulder, palmettes on the neck, details in added white and yellow
    14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 339.
    A. D. Trendall, The Red-figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Suppl. 3, London, 1983, p. 176, no. 31b.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.