8 June 2004,
Price realised USD 3,585
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED FISH-PLATE
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a striped perch, a bream, and a star-gazer (uranoscopus scaber), a rosette and an ivy tendril in the field, a band of wave around the central depression, dotted wave on the overhanging rim, details in added white
8¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter
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Close to the Hippocamp Painter. Compare the treatment of the star-gazer on no. IV/14a in McPhee and Trendall, Addenda to Greek Red-figured Fish-plates.
J.H. Foote, acquired in Italy in the 1880s.
By descent to John McElhinney.
New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, June 1990 - November 2002.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
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