8 June 2007
A PAESTAN RED-FIGURED STEMLESS KYLIX
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF NAPLES 1778, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
The tondo with a nude Dionysus lunging to the right but looking back, a chlamys draped over his shoulders, bejeweled in beaded bandoliers and a thigh band, a wreath in his hair, a tympanum in his lowered right hand, a staff in his left, enclosed within a border of ivy and berries, laurel on the exterior, details in added white and yellow; together with a Gnathian-ware epichysis, with elaborate decorative bands, including grape vines, dotted ovolo and beading, molded lion-head masks at the join of the handle to the spout
7½ in. (19.1 cm.) diameter excluding handles (2)
Rainer Kreisel, San Francisco.
with Numisart, Munich, 2005 (Catalogue 4, Ancient Art Palm Beach Fair, no. 39).
Chicago Art Market, 1980s.
Carolyn Anderson, Chicago.
with Sands of Time, Washington, D.C., 2005.
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Stemless kylix: A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Paestum, Rome, 1987, III, 150, pl. 179.
The epichysis not illustrated.
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