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    Beautiful Greek Red-Figure Amphora

    GREEK ITALY. Apulian Large Red-Figure Amphora. Ca. 320-300 BC.  From the Aros group, school of the "H.A. Painter." A large (22" / 55.2 cm tall), impressive and graceful piece with the obverse depicting a seated "woman of fashion" in added white with yellow details. She is seated to left on a column capital within a two-columned shrine (or naiskos) surmounted by a peaked roof, holding a fan before her in her right hand, wearing a peplos with a himation wrapped around her legs, a kekryphalos and a fillet in her hair, with various floral, geometric and architectural decorations surrounding her. The reverse depicts a large female head in profile to the left, her hair bound in a saccos, wearing pearl earrings and a double-strand pearl necklace. Embellishments to the body of the amphora include a Greek wave pattern encircling below; palmettes on the upper neck, laurel and berries on the mouth, palmettes and tendrils below the handles, radiating lines on the handle roots, details in added white and yellow. Cf. A. D. Trendall "Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily (Thames & Hudson, 1989), pl. 164 for a piece of similar form and decoration. Ex Christie's Antiquities Sale 2605 (New York, 5 December 2012), lot 38; Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 12 June 2008, lot 4026; Stalder Collection, Lucerne, 1970s-1980s; "thence by descent."

    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

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    September, 2014
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