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Lot 87. An Apulian Red-figured Pelike, attributed to the Iliupersis Painter, circa 375-350 B.C. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

painted in front with a youth offering a fillet to a seated woman playing the harp, a hydria at her feet, the couple flanked by a woman holding a patera and another a palm branch, the register above with Eros offering a duck to a seated woman holding a fan and wreath, and on the reverse with a woman holding a fillet and crowning a seated youth holding a patera and two spears, a woman observing the scene, Eros flying and juggling above, finely painted elaborate linked palmettes in each handle zone. Height 41.9 cm. 16 1/2 in.

ProvenanceEuropean private collection, early 20th Century or earlier (based on patina)
Ernest Ohly (1948-2000), Berkeley Galleries, London, acquired prior to the gallery's closing in 1977

Literature: Arthur D. Trendall and Alexander Cambitoglou, First supplement to The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, London, 1983, Chapter 8, no. 22.

Sotheby's. Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art, London, 13 Jun 2016, 02:00 PM