27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
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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Formerly in a French private collection, prior to 1970.