London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE LIDDED MUG
LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The body decorated with horse head emerging from scrolling tendrils, large palmette under the knotted handle, the knobbed lid with two profile female heads between palmettes, band of mesomphalic phialai around the neck, rays under the rim, egg and dart around the shoulder, details in added white
11 in. (28 cm.) high incl. lid
Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.
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