Campanian Neck Amphora by the Parrish Painter

Culture: South Italy/Capua
Period: 350-340 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 29 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2054
Provenance: Private collection Spain, acquired 1980.
Condition: Intact, with TL-test.
Description: Excellently preserved neck amphora by the so-called Parrish painter with a resting Hermes. Arthur D. Trendall identifies in the Parrish painter a successor of the Cassandra painter. Typical are the large spiral flowers with dotted blossom strings and spots within the lined curves, which frame the blossoms. This amphora fascinates with an appealing and very detailed depiction of the nude Hermes with kerykeion (caduceus) and a hanging petasos (felt- or straw hat in ancient Greece). On the neck a depiction of a woman’s head with opulent headdress. The back depicts a young man with a himation over his left shoulder and holding a stick. With TL-Test!