London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE OINOCHOE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WHITE SAKKOS PAINTER
CIRCA 320-310 B.C.
Decorated with a seated woman flanked by two attendants leaning on a pillar, each wearing white sakkoi, the draped female attendant on the right holding a laden phiale and parasol with tasselled edge, a footed dish with twin handles in the field, the central figure is seated on a hydria, holding a fan, an attendant facing her with mirror, fillet in the field, a large elaborate winged profile head of Nike under the handle, wave pattern frieze below, rosette frieze on the shoulder and tongues on the neck, details in added white and yellow, small repair on foot
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high
Sold Christie's London, 19 October 1970, lot 57.
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A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, II, Oxford, 1982, p. 376, no. 29/11, pl. 376,6-7.
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