27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,500
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, ATTRIBUTED TO THE BARLETTA GROUP
FIRST HALF OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: woman running to the left, head turned back, holding mirror and tympanon, a naked youth behind carrying wreath and foliate branch
Side B: two himation clad youths
Palmettes under the handles, band of meander and crossed squares below, laurel wreath below the rim, details in added yellow
11 in. (24 cm.) high
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Private collection, London: acquired Sotheby's London, 11 December 1989, lot 391.
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