Greek red-figure skyphos, Apulia, c.330-310 BC, attributed to the Loose Lock Group
Height 9.9cm, between the handles 14.4cm
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Both sides of the red-figure drinking cup show the head of a young woman, each has elaborately coiffed hair held in place by a kekryphalos and stephane. The kekryphalos, necklace...
Both sides of the red-figure drinking cup show the head of a young woman, each has elaborately coiffed hair held in place by a kekryphalos and stephane. The kekryphalos, necklace and earrings in applied white with a yellow wash, imitating gold. The scenes are bordered with, above, a band of wave, and below, a thin black line either side of a thick black band. The walls are very finely potted, the squared horseshoe-shaped handles project horizontally from just beneath the rim. Restored from large fragments with minimal infill.
ProvenanceCharles Ede Ltd, London, UK; acquired June 1972
Conrad Ascher, UK; acquired from the above July 1975, certificate of authenticity dated 8th July 1975, thence by descent
LiteratureClose to Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Trieste 1, IV, D (Rome, 1969), pl.32/7, though here wrongly attributed to the Stoke-on-Trent Painter
PublicationsCharles Ede Ltd, Greek Pottery from South Italy IV (London, 1975), no.34