• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 301

    A PAESTAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE APHRODITE PAINTER

    CIRCA 360-350 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAESTAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE APHRODITE PAINTER
    CIRCA 360-350 B.C.
    Side A: seated nude youth holding branch and phiale, fillets and window in the field
    Side B: standing draped female holding mirror and phiale
    Palmetttes under the handles, band of waves below, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white and yellow
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    In 1983 A. D. Trendall corresponded with Seaby saying "work by the Aphrodite Painter appear but rarely...and I shall be very interested to know where this vase finishes up, since in its own way it is a vase of some importance".

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the father of the present owner from Seaby, London, April 1983.


    Literature

    Coin and Medal Bulletin, Seaby, London, April 1983, no. V 153.
    A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figures Vases of Paestum, Hertford, 1987, p. 251, no. 986.