8 June 2004
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED PELIKE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE TARPORLEY PAINTER, CIRCA 400-370 B.C.
One side with a female head in profile to the left, her hair in a decorated sakkos, her diminutive right forearm and hand in the field before her, a ladder above, a band of rosettes and disks above the scene, meander below; the other side with a draped female figure moving to the left, looking back, a fan in her right hand, a cista in her left, a band of laurel above the scene, wave below; tendrils and palmettes below the handles, details in added white
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 December 1990, lot 64.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1992 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII, part 1, no. 285).
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