London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE HYDRIA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE NAPLES HYDRIA, CIRCA 350 B.C.
With Eros moving to the left, wearing radiate stephane, with fillet in right hand and tympanum in left hand, flanked by foliate tendrils, wave band on shoulder, rays on neck, details in added white
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
Acquired from Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, March 1971.
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A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Third Supplement, London, 1983, p. 180, no. 108a.
A hand written letter from Professor A. D. Trendall accompanies this lot, confirming the attribution to the 'Painter of the Naples Hydria': 14 May 1974,...By the Painter of the Naples Hydria...The floral decoration to right is very typical of this painter and reappears on the Naples hydria...
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