6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
AN EARLY LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
CIRCA LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The obverse with a scene from the theater, with a nude ithyphallic African fleeing to the left, gesticulating wildly, pursued by an ithyphallic donkey, a female figure following behind, wearing a pleated peplos, a stick in her raised right hand; the reverse with three draped youths, one with a staff; each side with a band of meander below with one saltire square and one crossed square with diagonals at the corners, a band of laurel above, several perforations from ancient repairs on the obverse
12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high
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Swiss Private Collection, 1975.
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION