Ancient Greek Apulian Red-figure Alabastron circa 360 BC
Ancient Greek Apulian Alabastron with large and slightly convex rim, long concave neck, two bosses beneath the shoulder and ogee foot. Egg and dot pattern surrounding neck and hook motif on the bottom portion, with thin ground line underneath. Beautiful and elegant ladies of fashion found on both sides wearing a radiate stephane, ribbon sakkos, necklace and earrings Both rising from what appears to be an acanthus plant. High palmettes with undulation stems, spiral tendrils and delicate stocks frame both figures. In absolutely perfect condition said for a tiny hole on the foot and mineral deposits. Height: 5.9 inches. Very rare piece for the advanced collector of ancient Greek art and antiquities.
Similar alabastron sold at Christie's for USD $4800.00 :Sale 1584 on December 9th 2005, New York.
For reference see: A.J. Paul, Exhibition catalogue, A View into Antiquity: Pottery from the Collection of William Suddaby and David Meier, Tampa, 2001, no. 45.