3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE ALLEN E. PAULSON LIVING TRUST
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED SITULA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF THE DUBLIN SITULAE, CIRCA 365-350 B.C.
The obverse with Dionysos seated at the center, his head turned back towards a standing draped female holding a wreath, the god with a himation wrapped around his waist and legs, leaving his upper torso bare, holding a thyrsos and a sash, a youthful nude satyr standing to the left, holding a situla in his left hand, and an oinochoe in his right above a phiale held by a female standing before him, the female wearing an elaborately patterned chiton over long-sleeves, a wreath and fillet hanging above; the reverse with a draped female moving left but looking back towards a youth, the female with a situla and a phiale, the youth nude but for a chlamys, a wreath in his right hand, a sash hanging between them, rosettes above; a band of meander with saltire squares encircling below, addorsed palmettes and tendrils below the voluted handle-plates, details in added white
9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high
with Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1977 (Catalog 2, no. 13).
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
with Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, mid 1980s.
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A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Oxford, 1982, no. 15/35a, and Second Supplement, part I, London, 1991, p. 102.
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