Large slender Campanian Hydria on a high ogee foot with a wave pattern on rim and tongues on neck. The central panel depicts three women on a 'broken ground line' and a suspended phiale (top left). One draped female, holding a lyre in her right hand while seated upon alter. Two additional female attendants present her with offerings. The woman on the left is holding a situla and pyxis and the women on the right is holding a long laurel branch and mirror. The reverse shows a large palmette, typical of Apulian pottery. Measuring a very nice 17 ¾ inches Height x 10 ½ inches Diameter. The rear outside portion of the foot has been restored. This vessel is in an excellent state of preservation with no other cracks, repainting or restoration of any kind. Some expected wear of the added white pigment. Dates to the period between 350 and 315 B.C. and is a stunning, important and desirable piece for the advanced collector.
Careful research by GALLERIA DELVECCHIO attributes this piece to the "best early APZ-Painter (Prof. Trendall), APZ standing for apulianizing. The APZ-Painter was a prolific artist of considerable influence on later Cumaen vase-painting. Apulian is his manner of rendering female draperies. The use of white for the women's flesh is less typical for his work than that of other Campanians. See Trendall LCS pp.500 ff."
Provenance: Ex. Artemis Gallery, Colorado