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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 96

    A LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PISTICCI PAINTER, CIRCA 430-420 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    with T. Fujita, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION