The shoulder decorated with the reclining figure of a lady in fashion. She wears a chiton, finely rendered with relief lines, her hair is dressed with a beribboned kekryphalos and she holds a mirror in one hand and a spike in the other. A plant in front of her, flowers in the field. Behind her volutes and half-palmettes ending in a full palmette at the base of the handle.
Details in applied white, red ribbons bind the pointed bun at rear.
Reel-shaped body and tall angled handle with two plastic human heads where the handle meets the beaked lip. Glazed tongues at the base of the neck, egg-and-dot frieze on the upper lip, berried laurel around the body.
Apulian, 340-330 BC
H. 18.3 cm (7.2 in)
D. upper lip 11.4 cm (4.5 in)
Excellent quality and condition. Tiny chip out of the upper lip, otherwise intact. Fine tan clay, glossy black glaze, areas with red wash. Some wear on the applied white.
German private collection of F. Bleibaum (1885-1974), thence in family possession.
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The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.