Apulian Knob-Handled Dish of the Vatican Painter 24

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: 340-320 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 30 cm in diameter
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 2380
Provenance: Private collection Frell Albright Houston prior to 1989. On 8 October 1989 auctioned at Hart Galleries, Houston, lot 840. There acquired by Michael Minick, New York. With a copy of the handwritten attribution by A.D. Trendall and a copy of the catalogue page from 1989.
Condition: A top of one knob added, otherwise intact.
Description: Red-figured knob-handled dish (patera) attributed by Arthur D. Trendall to the Vatican painter 24. The motif in the centre depicts a woman on a rock to the right, who turns her head backwards. She holds a cista in her left hand in front of her body and stretches her right hand backwards. Below a hand drum (tympanum). In the image area also volutes, tainiai and flowers. The scene is lined below by an egg–and-dart pattern and framed by a wavy ribbon. At the bottom, large palmettes and portraits of women to the right (“Lady of Fashion”). Six knob handles with painted flowers on the upper rim. The knob-handled dish was attributed to the Vatican 24 group in a handwritten correspondence by the archaeologist Arthur D. Trendall, the expert in South Italian vase painting, and published in the "Supplements to The Red-figured Vases of Apulia".