13 October 2020
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTER OF COPENHAGEN 4223, CIRCA 340-330 B.C.
30 ¼ in. (76.8 cm.) high
Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 10-11 June 1983, lot 96.
Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 24 November 1986, lot 72.
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A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, Second Supplement to the Red-figured Vases of Apulia, part 1, London, 1991, p. 127, no. 50-3.
The Painter of Copenhagen 4223 together with his followers and his colleague the Gioia del Colle Painter were specialists in large funerary volute-kraters, as well as hydriae, most of which feature statuesque figures within naiskoi. As A.D. Trendall informs (pp. 86-87 in Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily), “Youths figure prominently in his naiskoi, sometimes with their squire or their horse.” The bright red cloak worn by the youth holding his horse on the krater presented here is typical for this artist.
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