An Apulian red-figure hydria
Lot 81W
An Apulian red-figure hydria
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium
Auction Details
An Apulian red-figure hydria
Lot Details
An Apulian red-figure hydria
Attributed to the Truro Painter, circa 370 B.C.
With a central seated female figure holding a fan, behind her stands the small figure of winged Eros, before her stands a nude youth with his himation draped at the shoulders and holding a staff, a draped female figure behind her standing on a patterned plinth, holding a phiale and a wreath, the shoulder with a reclining Hermes wearing boots and holding the caduceus, a draped female figure standing to his right, an elaborate double palmette on the reverse, an owl under each side handle, a band of strokes around the base of each handle, meander with saltire squares along the baseline, palmettes on the neck, ovolo under the rim, 17in(43.3cm) high


  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Bonhams, London, 15 October 2008, lot 18.
    The Graham Geddes Collection, Melbourne, Australia.
    Sotheby's, London, 9 December 1985, lot 375.

    On loan to the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 2005-April 2008.
    On loan to the University of Melbourne, March 1988-July 2003.

    Cf. A.D. Trendall & A. Cambitoglou, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, vol. I, Oxford, 1978, pp. 115-122.
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