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    Sale 2174

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    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED LOUTROPHORUS

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE BALTIMORE PAINTER, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED LOUTROPHORUS
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE BALTIMORE PAINTER, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
    The obverse with two females in added white within an Ionic naiskos, a seated female to the left, wearing a chiton and himation, holding an open box, a hydria beside her, and a standing female to the right, wearing a peplos, holding a handled cista, the naiskos surrounded by four offering-bearers, a seated female above left with a cista, a fillet and a tambourine, a standing female below left with a tambourine and a cista, a seated female above right with a patera and a wreath, and a standing nude youth with a fillet and a branch, with offerings below the naiskos, including two cistae, two phialai, a kalathos and a cylindrical cista with a mirror, a band of rosettes below; the reverse with a stele, meander on the plinth, a seated female to the left with an alabastron and a fan, and a seated female to the right with a phiale, a band of meander below; a band of rosettes encircling above, the shoulders of the obverse with a female head in three-quarter view amidst florals, the reverse with palmettes, a band of ovolo above; the neck bisected by a raised fillet, with rays and ovolo below, palmettes above, ovolo on the rim, rays on the underside, details in added white, red and yellow
    38 in. (96.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, prior to 1982.
    with Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, mid 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ALLEN E. PAULSON LIVING TRUST


    Literature

    A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Oxford, 1982, no. 27/48, and Second Supplement, part II, London, 1992, p. 265.
    H. Fracchia, "Small Terracotta Discs, An Emerging Class of Artifact in Southern Italy," in BABESCH, vol. 62, 1987, p. 89, fig. 5.