11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED HYDRIA
CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With two facing females, both draped in himations over wide-sleeved chitons, that to the left with her hair bound in a sakkos, a fillet in her extended left hand, that to the right wearing a rayed diadem, a mirror in her outstretched right hand, a tendril between them; a band of Z's along the groundline, laurel on the neck, dots on the rim
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
Swiss Private Collection, early 1990s.
with Galerie Günter Puhze, Freiburg, 1996.
Swiss Private Collection; Bonhams, London, 20 October 2005, lot 181.
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