8 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS COLLECTOR
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED HYDRIA
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
With a draped woman seated on a rock, a patera in her right hand, a standing nude youth before her, a cista in his raised left hand, a mantle over his forearm, a situla in his lowered right hand, fillets in the field; a band of wave below the scene, key on the neck, vertical lines on the rim, rays around the horizontal handles, a large palmette and tendrils below the vertical handle, details in added white
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high
with Donati, Arte Classica, Lugano, circa 1980.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately