Large Apulian Skyphos attributed to the Painter of Copenhagen 4223

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: around 340 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 24.2 cm x 36.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2212
Provenance: Collection Kurashiki Ninagawa, Japan. Thence private collection Upper Austria.
Condition: Intact except for one stable stress crack.
Description: Extraordinary large, red-figure skyphos with a slightly offset foot. The high quality painting on both sides is equal and from the same hand. Numerous features attribute to the Copenhagen painter 4223. On one side a naked Eros sitting on a rock, with splendid spread out wings, holding a patera and a plant. The imaginative composition of the plants already refer to the Copenhagen 4223 painter. On the other side also seated figure, but female with a sheer dress (Aphrodite?). In her left hand holding a thyrsos, in her right hand a magnificent fan. In front of her and hanging from the thyrsos a filet. Below the handles extensive palmettes. Below the slightly thickened and protruding rim a wavy band to the right. At the bottom another, smaller wavy band to the right.