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LOT 346

Sold for (Inc. bp): £2,990

(550 grams, 22 cm high.).

Circa 4th century BC. A well-painted red figure ware krater with restrained use of white slip detailing; with ovolo motif encircling rim; wave pattern on the baseline; with long handles. Side A: a libation scene with a female figure left, wearing local dress and holding a vessel in her right hand, holding a sickle in her left; facing an Oscan warrior wearing a plumed helmet, holding shield in left hand and carrying a pair of greaves in his right. Side B: a partially nude female standing in front of an altar table, pouring wine from a jug into a krater on a pedistel, holding an open casket in her left hand.

Ex Aston collection.