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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    AN APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE SITULA

    LAUREL SPRAY GROUP, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE SITULA
    LAUREL SPRAY GROUP, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
    The body with a vine band of ivy and berries, with hanging vines interspersed with rosettes and bucrania, centered on the back with a mask of Silenos in relief, the spout molded in the form of a mask with an open mouth, a tassled fillet over his bald pate, the arching handle splaying where it joins the rim, in imitation of the bail handles of metal situlae
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Alexander Schreiber, Montreal, acquired in the 1970s.