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    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED SITULA

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE DUBLIN SITULAE, CIRCA 365-350 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED SITULA
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE DUBLIN SITULAE, CIRCA 365-350 B.C.
    The obverse with Dionysos seated at the center, his head turned back towards a standing draped female holding a wreath, the god with a himation wrapped around his waist and legs, leaving his upper torso bare, holding a thyrsos and a sash, a youthful nude satyr standing to the left, holding a situla in his left hand, and an oinochoe in his right above a phiale held by a female standing before him, the female wearing an elaborately patterned chiton over long-sleeves, a wreath and fillet hanging above; the reverse with a draped female moving left but looking back towards a youth, the female with a situla and a phiale, the youth nude but for a chlamys, a wreath in his right hand, a sash hanging between them, rosettes above; a band of meander with saltire squares encircling below, addorsed palmettes and tendrils below the voluted handle-plates, details in added white
    9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1977 (Catalog 2, no. 13).
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
    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. 15/35a, and Second Supplement, part I, London, 1991, p. 102.