4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 23,750
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE
CIRCA 350 B.C.
The obverse with a draped female seated on a folding stool, facing right and looking back, her face in three-quarter view, her curly hair falling in two cork-screw tresses onto her shoulders, a nude youth standing before her, in back view, presenting an object from the open cista between them, an aryballos hanging from his left hand behind his back, leaning on a staff, drapery in the fold of his left arm, a winged Eros seated on his drapery above, fillets and a quartered ball in the field; rosettes, dotted ovolo and descending dots on the neck; the reverse with a standing female holding a mirror in her right hand, a rosette chain in her left, facing a nude youth seated on his mantle, a forked branch in his right hand, a rosette, an ivy leaf and a fillet in the field; laurel and berries on the neck; meander and dotted crossed squares below the scenes, palmettes and tendrils below the handles, details in added white
14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high
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French Private Collection, Paris, 1960s.
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