10 December 2004
A PAESTAN RED-FIGURED AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF WURZBURG H5379, CIRCA 340 B.C.
One side with Dionysos lunging to his left, a cista in his left hand and a filleted thyrsos in his right, depicted nude but for boots, a mantle draped over his arms and a fillet in his hair; the other side with a youth on a rock gesturing toward a draped female figure; profile female heads on either side of the neck; a band of laurel on the shoulders, dotted zigzag above on one side, dotted chevron on the other, a band of wave below the scenes, palmettes below the handles, details in added white
17 13/16 in. (25.2 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 December 1985, lot 367.
Graham Geddes Collection, Melbourne.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 December 1994, lot 159.
The Property of an Australian Collector; Christie's, New York, 5 June 1998, lot 245.
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A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Paestum, Hertford, 1987, no. 381, pl. 119c-d.
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