12 December 2002
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED VOLUTE-KRATER
Attributed to the White Saccos-Kantharos Group, Circa 320 B.C.
The obverse with a warrior in added white within a naiskos, seated on his mantle, holding a spear and a helmet, a draped woman to the left with a branch and a rosette fillet, a nude man to the right, a mantle over his left arm, holding a mirror and a thrysus, a female head amidst florals on the neck below a narrow band of zig-zag and a band of key; the reverse with a male and a female offering bearer flanking a ribbon-tied stele, a palmette on the neck below a band of battlements; with a band of meander below the scenes, vertical lines above dotted ovolo on the shoulders, a band of ovolo on the rim, wave on the underside, palmettes below the handles, the volutes with female mascaroons, white on the obverse, molded duck heads framing the handles
24¾ in. (62.8 cm) high
Cologne Private Collection
Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Also Ancient Glass, Sotheby's London, 21 May 1984, lot 223
Greek and Roman Art, André Emmerich, New York, 1990, no. IV
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Trendall and Cambitoglou, First Supplement to the Red-figured Vases of Apulia, no. 29/821a.
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