Large Apulian Oenochoe with Three Warriors

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: 330-320 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 41.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2182
Provenance: Collection Helga and Hilmar Hager, acquired on 19 October 1994 at the Galerie Jürgen Haering in Freiburg. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01478. With certificate of Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter and excerpt of the Art Loss Register.
Condition: Intact with beautifully preserved colors.
Description: Very large red-figure oenochoe standing on a high, double profiled foot. The convex neck rising from the pulled-in shoulder with a overhanging trefoil mouth, the rim decorated with egg-and-dart motif. On both ends of the handle and on the neck applied Medusa masks. On the neck white tongues cascading below a white double line. On the shoulder circulating blossoms. The large image area depicts three warriors shortly before their departure. They are already wearing the Apulian Corinthian helmets. The warrior in the centre wears a cuirass with shoulder caps, he leans on his shield and with his right hand giving instructions to the warrior to his left. The latter one leans on his shield and holds a Herakles Club in his left hand. He is only dressed with a coat. The third warrior also only wears a cape and holds a lance in his left hand. Ball, fillet and petunias serving as filling pattern. At the bottom a framed, circulating band with swastika indicating the base. In the back a dense palmette decoration.