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Greek Apulian Red-Figure Pelike - TL Test Lot 19 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

$3,650.00 6 Bids Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799541021 LOT 19Seller's Estimate: USD 5,000 - 7,500 Greece, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 330 BCE. Finely painted via the red-figure technique, an elegant pelike vessel of a classic globular form with a cylindridal neck rising to a flared rim, and twin fluted handles, all upon a raised, concave, disc foot. Side A depicts a winged Eros, the Greek god of love (his Roman counterpart being Cupid) - who stands in contrapposto facing toward the left, in the nude save sandals, bracelets, a beaded sash, and a stephane - holding a situla in his left hand and gesturing toward the seated maenad before him. Though with her breasts exposed, the maenad does wear a lower garment, and is bedecked with a stephane, multiple bracelets, and strands of pearls around her neck - all delineated in fugitive white and yellow pigment. She holds a mirror in her left upraised hand and leans upon a tambourine with her right elbow. Above and to the right is a maker's mark of a circular format with a central X that is further adorned by nested wedges and dot motifs. Size: 6.75" in diameter x 9.875" H (17.1 cm x 25.1 cm) Side B presents two opposing standing draped male figures, the gent on the left leaning upon a walking stick. Complementing the figural program, is a lovely decorative program adorning both sides of the vessel, with bands of laurel leaves above and a repeating Greek key/meander below. An outstanding example, masterfully wheel thrown, so that we see absolutely no signs of any jogs in the transitions between the different elements of the vase. Moreover, it presents ideal proportions perfect for presenting the superb painted iconographic/decorative program. The painting was executed with the utmost skill and artistry - the red-figure technique enabling the artist to delineate the figures' musculature, facial details, as well as the cascading drapery folds with extensive fugitive paint embellishments. This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135001 Condition Report: Expected surface wear with some scuffs and pigment losses commensurate with age, but the painted program is generally very well preserved. Area of repair/restoration to cloak of male on right (Side B). Minute nick to left of male on left (Side B). Nice root marks throughout and areas of encrustation. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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