A monumental Gnathian ware volute krater
Lot 85W
A monumental Gnathian ware volute krater
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 42,020) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A monumental Gnathian ware volute krater
Circa 325-300 B.C.
The decoration added in white, yellow and crimson paint, side (a) depicting two standing male figures, the nude youth on the left holding a wreath and offering an open casket to the draped man on the right, who is placing an alabastron into the casket, the neck with a garland of vine leaves, the strap handles flanked by arching swans heads, the volutes with mascaroons in added white with yellow hair, the reverse undecorated, the mascaroons reserved, 33½in (85cm) high,

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Bonhams, 15 Oct 2008, lot 23.
    The Graham Geddes Collection, Melbourne, Australia.
    Sotheby's London, 9 Dec 1985, lot 378.

    Exhibited
    On loan to the University of Melbourne, Australia, March 1985 - February 1994.

    Literature:
    Cf. J.R. Green, 'Some Painters of Gnathia Vases', Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 1968, No. 15, pp. 34-50. T.B.L. Webster, 'Towards a Classification of Apulian Gnathia', Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 1968, no. 15, pp. 1-33.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this lot has been exhibited from March 1986 and not 1985 as stated in the catalogue.
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