Campanian Red-figured Guttus

Culture: Greek/Campanian
Period: Mid 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 14.3 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2289
Provenance: Collection Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, acquired prior to 2000. Thence Christie’s Paris on 16 and 17 February 2011, lot 301.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very beautiful and perfectly preserved red-figured guttus. The spout in form of a ram’s head with fine features and a dotted fur pattern. The horns are pointing forward and bent upwards. Around the lip a wave band. On the body an Eros seated on a coat holding a laurel branch. The nude god looks at a woman, who is also seated and holds a patera in her left and a bundle of grapes in her right hand, which is stretched backwards. Behind the woman a nude kneeling young man with a coat placed over his buttock. He supports himself with his left and holds a wreath in his right hand. On the side of the guttus a broad circular handle. The vessel sits on a set-off, finely profiled ring foot.