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Apulian red-figure spherical pyxis, 330-320 BC

Apulian red-figure spherical pyxis, 330-320 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1305622
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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The lid decorated with a white female head emerging from a flowering plant with elaborate tendrils. The details of the head in raw umbra.
The handled bowl with female heads wearing a stephane and a sakkos with a bun at rear; disk earrings and necklaces in applied white. Florals to both sides, palmettes underneath the handles.
For a related decoration, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 1004565, published in: CVA Stuttgart, Württembergisches Landesmuseum 1, 60, pl. (1266) 54.1.
The convex knob has a depression in center of its upper face; the foot is stepped.
Some areas ‘gilded’ with dilute ochre. Plenty of red wash on the reserved areas.
Apulian, 330-320 BC
H. 13 cm (5.1 in), D. 9.7 cm (3.8 in)
W. over handles 14.5 cm (5.7 in)
Intact, superb quality and condition.
German private collection of F. Bleibaum (1885-1974), thence in family possession.

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