London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE KNOP-HANDLED PATERA
RELATED TO THE UNDERWORLD PAINTER, SECOND HALF OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Interior: seated youth holding thyros and phiale, being crowned with wreath by a satyr, alabastron and goat at his feet, female figure standing in front, leaning against pedestal basin, torch in right hand, fillet in the field, ovolo band below, the tondo within bands of wave and berried tendrils, four knops on rim, each handle with central knop; exterior: seated winged figure of Eros, holding cista, fillet hanging above, the other side with draped seated female figure with cista in right hand, mirror in left, elaborate palmettes between figures, details in added white
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam.
Formerly in the collection of Derwa Arthur Bergilers; sold Christie's, London, 7 November 2001, lot 428.
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