London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A MESSAPIAN PAINTED KALATHOS
SECOND HALF OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The flaring bowl decorated with applied buff painted friezes of laurel wreath around the rim interior, wavy leafy tendrils on the exterior rim, and body friezes of palmettes and leaves alternating with birds and animals on the upper body, palmettes with scrolling tendrils alternating with leaves around the middle and five ivy leaves above the base; and a South Italian red-figure pelike, one side with a griffin and bust of an Arimasp, the reverse side with two facing youths closely wrapped in himations, 4th Century B.C.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high and 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high respectively (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Harry Seymour continues his new weekly round-up of star performers from the past seven days in Christie’s salerooms
Deborah Coy, Head of European Art, is your guide to the art from an era characterised by high fashion, optimism and prosperity