London, South Kensington
15 December 2010
A GROUP OF SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURED POTTTERY VASES
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Including a kantharos decorated with female profile heads, columns, a rosette and an alabastron on side A, flowers on side B, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high; a spherical pyxis, attributed to the Kantharos Group, with lid decorated with female profile head, palmettes and tendrils, the body with laurel wreath, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; a skyphos with profile heads of female, flanked by tendrils, palmettes under the handles and wavy decoration under the rim, 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high; and three lekane, the lid with female heads in profile and palmettes, a band of wave pattern on the rim, 4 in. (10 cm.) high max. (6)
Item 1: With Chris Martin, 1995.
Items 2-6: with Parthenon Gallery, 1990s.
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For the pyxis, cf. A. D. Trendall & A. Cambitoglou, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, vol. I, Oxford, 1978, 1st Supplement, p. 995, pl. 1003, no. 612, pl. 389, no. 5.
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