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AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER
ANCIENT VASES FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM SUDDABY
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER

GROUP OF COPENHAGEN 4223, CIRCA 340 B.C.

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AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER
GROUP OF COPENHAGEN 4223, CIRCA 340 B.C.
The obverse with a warrior standing within an Ionic naiskos, holding a spear and a shield, nude but for a mantle draped over his left arm, a fillet above, a nude youth standing to the left holding a branch and a fillet, a mantle draped over his arms, a draped woman standing to the right, holding a mirror in her right hand, a fillet below, the neck with a profile female head wearing a sakkos emerging from a flower amidst florals, bands of dots and rosettes above; the reverse with a male and female offering bearer flanking an Ionic column, a palmette on the neck below a band of laurel; with a band of meander and dotted crossed squares below the scenes, with tongues on the shoulders, ovolo on the rim, wave on the underside, palmettes below the handles, the volutes with molded female heads, white on the obverse, reserved on the reverse, the shoulders with molded duck heads framing the handles, white on the obverse, details in added yellow and white
21¼ in. (54 cm.) high
Provenance
with Summa Galleries, Los Angeles, 1979 (Catalogue 5, no. 19).
Anonymous sale; Summa Galleries, Los Angeles, 18 September 1981, lot 25.
with Harlan J. Berk Ltd, Chicago, 1988.
Literature
A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Oxford, 1982, no. 17/50.
A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, Second Supplement to the Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, London, 1992, no. 17/50.
Exhibited
Key West Museum of Art and History, 2002.

Lot Essay

In a letter dated 14 January 1989, Trendall writes to the owner that the present vase is "of some interest and one of the only ones in this Group to show an Ionic column (instead of the usual stele) as the grave monument on the reverse."
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