Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KALPIS
CIRCA 440-420 B.C.
With a bridal scene of three standing women, each draped in a long thickly-folded himation over a crinkly long-sleeved chiton, that to the right with a striped band on the hem, all with their hair bound in a band, two with their hair arranged in a chignon, the figure to the left facing right and gesturing with her right hand, the figure in the center facing her, a footed larnax in her hands, another larnax on the ground between them, decorated with a motif of a larnax on its outer surface, the figure to the right also facing left, her feet frontal, holding an oval object in each hand, her right reaching out toward the figure before her; a band of meander below, meander with crossed squares at the base of the neck, ovolo on the rim
11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high
Estate of Herman Block and Olga Fariña, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired in England in the 1940s-1950s.
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