Magna Graecia, South Italic, Apulia, ca. 4th century BCE. A hydria of a classic form on raised disc foot with twin handles on shoulder and one behind on neck as well as a wide flared rim. Decorated on main body with an elegant Lady of Fashion on one side and a large palmette on the opposite side, a band of tongues on the shoulder. The lady wears a characteristic radiate stephane, sakkos, and pearl drop earrings all in red figure with added fugitive white paint. Note, a five petaled flower with white fugitive paint floats behind her coiffure. Size: 5" W x 7" H (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)
Included Sotheby's New York tag hand-marked 226/3 as well as old inventory tag labeled "846".
Provenance: Ex- Collection of James Farmer, Maryland, collected from major galleries and auction houses between 1995 and 2005; acquired at Sotheby's New York; sale 226, lot 3
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