• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 30

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER

    CIRCA MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER
    CIRCA MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: a naked youth running to the right, head turned back, holding a thrysos and xylophone, himation draped over his arm, followed by a woman holding laurel branch and garland of flowers
    Side B: two himation clad youths, each holding a staff
    Palmettes under the handles, groundline of meander and crossed squares, band of laurel under the rim, details in added white and yellow
    11 in. (28 cm.) high


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

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, prior to 1970.