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AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED AMPHORA
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN W. KLUGE SOLD TO BENEFIT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED AMPHORA

ATTRIBUTED TO THE VIRGINIA EXHIBITION PAINTER, CIRCA 330-300 B.C.

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AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE VIRGINIA EXHIBITION PAINTER, CIRCA 330-300 B.C.
The obverse with a standing draped female, a nude youth and winged Eros within an Ionic naiskos, the female holding a swan aloft above Eros who reaches up toward it, an ivy leaf in her lowered right hand, Eros in added white, holding a wreath in his left, the youth pointing toward the swan with his right hand, a thyrsos and a himation in his left arm, a sprouting flower behind, the podium with a band of concentric squares, rosettes and ivy in the field on either side, a band of tongues on the shoulders, a female bust emerging from a blossom amidst elaborate scrolling above, the neck with rays, a band of bead-and-reel and a palmette, ivy vine encircling the mouth; the reverse with a filleted stele flanked by two-tiered blossoms, the podium with palmettes; a band of wave encircling below, a band of laurel centered by a rosette on the shoulders, long tongues above, the neck with a palmette above a wavy line, palmettes below the handles; details in added white, yellow and red
35½ in. (90.2 cm.) high
Provenance
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1981.
Literature
M. Mayo, ed., The Art of South Italy, Vases from Magna Graecia, Richmond, 1982, no. 76.
A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, First Supplement to the Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, London, 1983, no. 28/86e, pl. XXXIV,4.
Exhibited
Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and elsewhere, The Art of South Italy, Vases from Magna Graecia, 12 May 1982 - 10 April 1983.

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