9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PISTICCI PAINTER, CIRCA 430-420 B.C.
The obverse with Eros pursuing a female, the god flying to the right, his wings upraised, a laurel wreath in his hair, his arms projecting forward, his left hand grasping her right arm, the female moving right but looking back towards her pursuer, wearing a himation over a long chiton, her hair bound in a sakkos, a tendril between them; the reverse with two draped youths, the youth to the left with a staff; a band of meander with saltire squares below the scenes, a band of laurel on the neck; inverted palmettes below the handles; ancient repairs above the foot
11 7/8 in. (30.1 cm.) high
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with T. Fujita, 1970s.
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