• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: winged Nike with foot resting on boulder, holding wreath and phiale, facing a youthful satyr holding thrysos and phiale, a black-figure calyx krater between them
    Side B: two himation clad youths, one with staff
    Palmettes under the handles, groundline of meander and crossed squares, laurel band under rim, details in added white
    14½ in. (37 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN AUSTRIAN NOBLE FAMILY
    Lots 16-25 and 191.