London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN ETRUSCAN RED-FIGURE HYDRIA
4TH CENTURY B.C.
With two standing male figures, one naked apart from cloak draped around shoulders, leaning on a staff, the other wearing himation, large double palmette with scrolling tendrils under pouring handle, band of meander on the shoulder, ovolo around the rim; and a South Italian red-figure lekythos decorated with a seated nude male holding a casket, head turned back towards a standing draped female holding a mirror, large palmette under the handle, band of wave above, rays on the neck, details in added white, repaired
8¼ in. (21 cm.) and 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) high respectively (2)
Item one: formerly in the collection of Michel Jeuillard (1953-2006), France.
Item two: formerly in a German private collection, 1960s.
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Item two: ink inscribed label on base reading "32".
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