London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK RED-WARE SKYPHOS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 2ND CENTURY B.C.
The body with four applied moulded vignettes
Side A: a girl opening a cista mystica with emerging snake and a couple embracing on a couch; side B: drunken Silenus riding a donkey and a couple making love on a couch; the twin handles with applied rectangular spurs, with flared rim and splayed foot
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high
London Art Market, March 1998.
Royal-Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World, 1999, no. 133.
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Cf. G. Hübner, Die Applikenkeramik von Pergamon, 1993, pl. 23 for related examples and pl.64.296 for appliqué of girl with cista mystica.
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