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Lot 153A: Large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia
  • Large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia
  • Large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia
  • Large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia
  • Large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia
   
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Description: A very large and impressive Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia, 4th Century BC, one side depicting a lady of fashion standing to right, wearing chiton and richly jeweled, her hair in a sapphos, holding a box with open lid in her outstretched left hand, two bunches of grapes in her right hand; an elegantly rendered flowering plant before. The opposite depicts a nude youth standing lt., wearing fillet, chlamys draped over arm, holding a sceptre entwined by a serpent in his right hand and a plate with fruits and flowers in his left; rosettes in the field around. The opposing side below the handles are adorned with attractive palmette and floral devices, a wave pattern borders each scene below and an ovolo band above. H: 10 5/8 in (27 cm); W: 15 5/8 in (39.6 cm). A very large and impressive piece! Ex Orange County private collection.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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