6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 9,375
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE
CIRCA 360 B.C.
The obverse with a draped woman and a nude youth, a short stele or altar in between, the youth to the left, his right arm akimbo, a strigil in his lowered left hand, the woman to the right, her left arm outstretched, her right arm above the stele; the reverse with two draped youths, one with a staff; a band of meander below the scenes, laurel on the neck, palmettes flanked by tendrils below the handles
12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) high
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Belgian Private Collection, prior to 1990.
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