12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A CAMPANIAN BEAK-SPOUTED RED-FIGURED OINOCHOE
Circa 330 B.C.
With a draped woman seated on rocks, holding a situla in her right hand, facing right but looking back towards a standing man, a himation draped around his waist, holding a mirror and grapes, a stele between them, a band of ovolo above, split palmettes and tendrils framing the handle
7½ in. (19.1 cm) high
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This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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