A Campanian red-figure neck amphora
Lot 86W
A Campanian red-figure neck amphora
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,707) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Campanian red-figure neck amphora
Lot Details
A Campanian red-figure neck amphora
Attributed to the Pilos Head Group, circa 330 B.C.
The decoration with added white paint, showing on side (a) a man wearing a short peplos, Phrygian cap and boots, holding a whip in his right hand, the reins of his rearing horse in his left, the neck with a profile head of a youth, side (b) with a standing draped female, facing a male figure holding a strigil in his right hand, a hoop in his left, the neck with a profile head of a man wearing a pilos helmet, 16in (41cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Bonhams, 15 Oct 2008, lot 37.
    The Graham Geddes Collection, Melbourne, Australia.
    Acquired at Sotheby's London, July 11th, 1988, lot 178.

    Exhibited
    On loan to the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, December 1989 - April 2008.

    Literature:
    Cf. A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Oxford, 1967, pl. 107.
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