8 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS COLLECTOR
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED HYDRIA
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
With a nude youth seated on his mantle, a branch in his left hand, a cista in his raised right hand, a standing draped woman before him, a fan in her raised right hand, a filleted wreath in her lowered left, fillets in the field; a band of wave below the scene, rosettes on the neck, dots below, vertical lines on the rim, rays around the horizontal handles, a large palmette and tendrils below the vertical handle, details in added white
12 15/16 in. (32.9 cm.) high
with Donati, Arte Classica, Lugano, circa 1980.
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What a newcomer need to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets
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