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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 193

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE

    CIRCA 350 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE
    CIRCA 350 B.C.
    The obverse with a draped female seated on a folding stool, facing right and looking back, her face in three-quarter view, her curly hair falling in two cork-screw tresses onto her shoulders, a nude youth standing before her, in back view, presenting an object from the open cista between them, an aryballos hanging from his left hand behind his back, leaning on a staff, drapery in the fold of his left arm, a winged Eros seated on his drapery above, fillets and a quartered ball in the field; rosettes, dotted ovolo and descending dots on the neck; the reverse with a standing female holding a mirror in her right hand, a rosette chain in her left, facing a nude youth seated on his mantle, a forked branch in his right hand, a rosette, an ivy leaf and a fillet in the field; laurel and berries on the neck; meander and dotted crossed squares below the scenes, palmettes and tendrils below the handles, details in added white
    14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, Paris, 1960s.