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Lot 0026
Magna Graecia, South Italic, Apulia, ca. 4th century BCE. A hydria of a classic form on a raised disc foot with twin handles emerging from the shoulder and one behind on the cylindrical neck as well as a wide flared rim with a convex-edged, slightly downturned rim. The impressive figural/decorative program is all delineated via the red-figure technique with added/fugitive white and yellow pigments. Side A of the main body is decorated with an elegant seated Lady of Fashion holding a large palm frond in one hand and an open casket in the other, with a filet floating above it. The lady wears a characteristic radiate stephane, sakkos, pearl drop earrings, multi-stranded beaded necklace, and ribboned sash. She faces a standing male figure, nude save the drapery over his arms and decorative diadem, holding a tambourine in one hand and a decorative staff in the other. Side B features a large, intricate palmette and tendril design. Size: 10.375" W handlespan x 14.875" H (26.4 cm x 37.8 cm)

Adding to the painted decorative program are bands of frets on the neck and rim, a lower register of a Greek key variant beneath the figures, and several beaded strands and floating stylized flower motifs (these in added fugitive pigments). A stunning example from the Greek colonists of Apulia.

Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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#121279

Condition

There is a repaired probe hole near the central handle and several stable fissures radiating from it. Expected surface wear with minor pigment losses and areas of encrustation. A few nicks/losses to rim and foot.

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$2,500.00

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  • 24.5%

Greek Apulian Red Figure Pottery Hydria

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