• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 222

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE PELIKE

    CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE PELIKE
    CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Side A: flying Eros with open flower below, framed by stylized foliate tendrils, flowers in the field, band of palmettes, dotted ovolo and pendant beads above; side B: draped female figure, holding grape bunch in left hand, facing standing nude youth, with cloak over left arm, holding phiale in his left and staff in his right hand, stele between them, ribboned fillet and quartered balls in the field, band of laurel and dotted ovolo above; palmettes and foliate tendrils under handles, band of meander and dotted squares below, details in added yellow and white
    13.2 in. (33.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private German collection.
    With Galleria Serodine, Ascona, 1992.
    Acquired from Galleria Serodine, Ascona, November 2005.