29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
GBP 700 - GBP 900
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE EPICHYSIS
CIRCA 340 B.C.
With reclining nude Eros, wearing sakkos and holding mirror in right hand, palmettes under handle, ovolo band on flange, band of berried laurel in added white on body, details in added white
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
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Acquired on the London art market, 1988.
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