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Greek Apulian red figure pottery pelike vase

G35

£600.00

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A red figure pottery pelike vase decorated to both sides with a female head in profile, separated by palmettes below each handle. Both portraits wear elaborate hairstyles arranged below a stephane (ornamental diadem).

Culture
Greek, Apulian colonies in South Italy, 4th Century BC

Size
21.5 x 13.5 cms

Condition
A small hole on one side of the body and a stabile crack on the other side, general chipping and surface wear as seen in the photographs. There is some over-painting on the black glazed rim to hide surface chipping

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Chambery, France; inherited and passed down through the same family since the late 19th Century. An old collection number “50” in black ink under the base

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