Published Large Apulian Skyphos of the Group of Vatican Y14

Culture: Greek/Apulia
Period: 340-320 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2379
Provenance: Private collection Michael Minnick, New York, acquired from Robert Peters, PhD, New York in the 1980s. With a copy of the handwritten attribution by A. D. Trendall.
Condition: A small shard on the rim professionally reattached, otherwise intact and of wonderful quality.
Description: Large skyphos in red-figured technique with numerous details in opaque white, which is contributed by A. D. Trendall to the Group of Vatican Y14. The front depicts an erote striding to the right with raised wings, stephane and ear jewellery. He holds a situla in his left hand and long plants sticks, the right hand rests on a white frame. The other side depicts a seated woman with an undressed upper body and a chiton over her legs, on her laps a abundantly decorated hand drum (tympanom) and a thyrsus tucked in the left crook of the arm. The scene is decorated with a lot of blossoms, taeniae and fillets. Below the handles rich palmettes decoration. On the upper rim egg dart decoration, below maeander. The skyphos was attributed by Arthur D. Trendall, the expert for south Italian pottery painting, in a handwritten correspondence to the Group of Vatican Y14 and published in the “Supplements to The Red-figured Vases of Apulia”.