London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE EROTIC SKYPHOS
CIRCA 320 B.C.
Side A: a copulation scene with a naked man grasping, from behind, a partially draped woman, a column with vertical line of dots behind
Side B: a draped woman with foot raised and a phiale in her hand, following to the right another woman with veil in her hair and hand raised
Band of ovolo under the rim with line of dots beneath, large palmettes and scrolling flower tendrils under each horizontal handle
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high
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