A Campanian red-figure hydria

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Lot 64
A Campanian red-figure hydria

£ 1,500 - 2,500
US$ 2,000 - 3,300

Antiquities

28 Nov 2019, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A Campanian red-figure hydria
Attributed to the Painter of the Naples Hydriai, circa 350-300 B.C.
The body decorated with a bird standing on rocky ground, its plumage indicated by a spotted chest and striped wing and tail, standing between foliate scrolls, a fillet hanging in the field, a palmette at the neck with a band of rays on the shoulder, a wave pattern around the lip, 23cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Fortuna, Galerie für alte Kunst, Zurich.
    Drs Gerd and Sigrid von der Gönna collection, Germany, acquired from the above 29 April 1992.

    Published:
    E. Böhr, 'A rare bird on Greek vases: the wryneck', in J. H. Oakley et. al, Athenian Potters and Painters. The conference proceedings, held at American School of Classical Studies at Athens 1-4 December 1994, Oxford, 1997, p. 109-123, fig. 6.
    E. Böhr, 'Der Wendehals. Ein seltener Vogel auf griechischen Vasen', Antike Welt, vol. 31.4, 2000, p. 347.
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