London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS
CIRCA 340 B.C.
Side A: a standing draped woman holding a phiale, looking back and gesticulating with her right hand
Side B: a draped youth wrapped tightly in his himation
A large palmette with side scrolls under each horizontal handle, details in added white, with a presentation case
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
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Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘