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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 145

    A PAESTAN RED-FIGURED AMPHORA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE ASTEAS-PYTHON WORKSHOP, CIRCA 350-330 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAESTAN RED-FIGURED AMPHORA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE ASTEAS-PYTHON WORKSHOP, CIRCA 350-330 B.C.
    One side with a seated female, a mantle draped around her hips and legs leaving her torso bare, a wreath in her right hand, a skewer of fruit and a fillet in her left; the other side with a standing nude youth, his mantle draped over his left forearm, a wreath in his lowered right hand, a thyrsos in his left; palmettes below the handles, a band of wave on the shoulders, palmettes on the neck, details in added white
    9¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Galerie Arete, Zurich.
    with Charles Ede, London, 1994.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this vase is Paestan, rather than Campanian and has been attributed to the Asteas-Python Workshop.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell