London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTION
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE AMPHORA
CIRCA 340 B.C.
Side A: seated draped woman within Ionic naiskos, holding out laden casket and a mirror in her right hand, carrying a wreath at her side
Side B: profile head of a woman to the left, wearing a kekryphalos, earrings and a bead necklace, rays and band of dots on the shoulder above
Large palmettes under each handle, encircling frieze of meander below, details added in yellow and white, repaired with restored foot
20 in. (50.8 cm.) high
Acquired during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Possibly attributed to a joint work by the Patera Painter and the Amphorae Painter (female head on reverse), cf. A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, II, Oxford, 1982, p. 746, no. 165 for similar.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels