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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 225

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE AMPHORA

    4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE AMPHORA
    4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: nine figures in two registers, the upper with seated female holding wreath and phiale looking back at a naked seated youth with thyrsos, and a standing female with garland and phiale who looks towards a naked seated youth with staff, the lower register with seated female offering phiale to standing naked youth with wreath and flower, and a naked youth leaning on a staff with arm outstretched towards a seated female with casket, another standing youth with staff to right, the shoulder with female bust emerging from a large flower with acanthus leaves and surrounding scrolling tendrils
    Side B: four offering bearers around a stele tied with a black fillet, a large kylix above
    Palmettes under the handles, band of meander and dotted squares below, vine tendrils around the rim, details in added yellow and white
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Japanese private collection, acquired during the 1970s-1980s.


    Saleroom Notice

    A Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication Ltd. accompanies this lot.


    Pre-Lot Text

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