• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 55

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE HYDRIA

    LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE HYDRIA
    LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    With a scene from the gynaikonitis (woman's quarter), with a central standing draped female figure, facing a seated draped female wearing diadem and holding a mirror, a draped female slave with bobbed hair stands behind holding exaleiptron and casket with chequerboard design, krotala and a wreath hanging above, and flowering plant below, band of meander below the scene, band of palmettes on the neck, tongues around the rim
    12¼ in. (31 cm.) high


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    A Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication Ltd accompanies this lot.

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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s.