ostracon ancient art



Apulian Pelike with Female Heads, 330-300 BC

Red-figure pelike with female heads in profile to the left. Their hair is shown looping above the forehead and over the ear.

The hair is caught up by a kekryphalos, with a large bun projecting at the back – the other woman wears a simply patterned saccos.

Both women wear a radiate stephanes with tall, white spikes. The beaded necklaces and earrings are faded.

Tiny flowers in the field, one side with two phials mesomphalos. Running dog pattern above.
Fan-like palmettes below the handles, both flanked by leaves and tendrils.

The vase is connected to the Group of Zurich 2660.

Intact. Applied white color partially worn. Surface and crimson wash of one head slightly worn. Small spalling near one woman's lip filled and retouched.

H. 18 cm (7.1 in)

Swiss private collection, since the 1960s, contemporary photograph joined.

Sold 980 USD

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