13 June 2000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED LOUTROPHOROS (TYPE II)
attributed to the underworld painter
circa 330-310 b.c.
The obverse with a draped woman within an ionic naiskos, seated in profile to the left on an ionic column capital, gazing into a mirror held in her raised right hand, a fillet in the field on either side of the naiskos, a facing female head on the shoulder amidst florals, a fillet with central rosette on the underside of the rim, the neck with a dotted fillet, a checker pattern above, ovolo and white rays below; the reverse with a standing draped woman with a fan and a cista, a laurel branch beside her, rosettes on the shoulder with ovolo below, laurel on the underside of the rim, the neck with a dotted fillet, a palmette above, a zig-zag line and tongues below; a band of wave on the rim and below both scenes, palmette complexes below the handles, laurel on the voluted handles, the obverse edges with bead-and-reel, the reverse edges outlined in white
14½ in. (36.8 cm) high
Merrin Gallery, New York
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Trendall and Cambitoglou, Second Supplement to the Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, 18/299a.
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