• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 110

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON

    CIRCA 340 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON
    CIRCA 340 B.C.
    Molded in the form of the head of a Laconian hound with a long tapering muzzle, three horizontal nose folds and incised whiskers, the hand-modelled ears upright, the eyes painted with white sclerae, orange irises and black pupils; the bowl with a crouching Eros facing left, his wings behind him, a fan in his outstretched right hand, an alabastron in his lowered left; a band of dotted ovolo below, short vertical lines below the rim, palmettes on either side of the handle, details in added white and yellow
    7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) long


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    This rhyton falls into Hoffmann's Laconian hound series B. For a closely related example see no. 282, pl. 30, 1-2 in Hoffmann, Tarentine Rhyta.

    Provenance

    German Art Market, 1989.