10 December 2004
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURED SKYPHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE SIAMESE PAINTER
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
One side with two confronting warriors, the warrior to the left wearing a crested helmet, a short chiton and greaves, holding a battle-axe and a shield with a wave pattern border, the warrior to the right wearing a multi-plumed helmet, a short chiton and greaves, holding a spear and a shield with a sunburst as the blazon; the other side with a horse galloping toward an Ionic column, its head turned back; a band of wave below the rim centered by a facing head, a band of alternating meander and palmettes below the scenes, an inverted palmette below one handle, an owl below the other, details in added white
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
with Coins and Antiquities Limited, London, Cat. 57, AN731.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 18 December 1998, lot 107.
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A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Third Supplement (Consolidated), London, 1983, no. 2/922b, p. 165 and 170, pl. XIX/6.
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