Ancient Bail Amphora with Warrior from Campania, Magna Graecia 340 BC
Large Ancient Campanian Bail Amphora by the painter of New York GR1000. From Magna Graecia / Cumae, Italy, circa 340 BC . Elegant red figures with details in white and yellow with front illustrated with a young warrior with a helmet with two feathers. Warrior wearing breastplate and greaves, sitting on an altar, holding a box of fruit in his right hand, and resting on his shield with his left hand. On the reverse you find a seated young woman with jacket and shell. Framing the two figures you find typical volute ornaments, underneath, and on the shoulder a wave band pattern. Ancient vase measures 17 inches and is fully intact with nice growth deposits.
For this painter ; see the MET Museum, Bell-Krater: Gallery 161, Accession Number:96.18.25 , Purchased in 1896.
Provenance: From the Austrian private collection E.W., acquired in the 1970s and 1980s