9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED COLUMN-KRATER
CIRCA 350-330 B.C.
The obverse with an Oscan youth and a draped female, the Oscan to the right, walking left, a situla in his extended right hand, a thyrsos in his left, wearing native Oscan dress including a short belted tunic and tight trousers, the female moving left and looking back, her hair bound in a kekryphalos, a box and fillet in her extended left hand, a thyrsos in her right, a rosette, a fillet, and a floral in the field; the reverse with two draped youths, two pairs of jumping weights, a writing tablet with stylus, and a fillet in the field; each side with a band of meander below the scene, framed on either side by double rows of dots, tongues on the shoulders, ivy vine and clusters of berries on the neck, a double row of dots on the edge of the rim, wave on the mouth, palmettes on the handle-plates, details in added white (now mostly lost)
18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm.) high
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Japanese Private Collection, 1972; Sotheby's, New York, 5 December 2007, lot 59.
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