Apulian Red-Figured Askos

SKU: MS.0022

Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: c. 340 - 320 BC
Dimensions: 9" Height x 6.5" Width x 7.5" Length (22.8cms x 16.5cms x 19cms)
Medium: Terracotta

With the figure of seated naked winged Eros wearing anklets, bracelets, body chain, necklace and earrings, hair bound up, holding a laden phiale and rosette chain in his raised right hand, and a wreath in his left, large scrolling palmettes under handle and on sides, band of wave below, band of dotted ovolo around neck, details in added white and yellow.

Jacques Errera collection, 19th Century, Belgium; thence by descent to the present owner

Repaired from multiple fragments with infill and overpainting along the repair lines. Some lost sections have been restored with plain terracotta coloured infill including section of Eros's thigh, right arm, right shoulder and chest area, section of his neck and hair and also to the laden phiale. Section of black painted restoration just behind the rocky outcrop he sits on and also to this side of the wreath in his hand. Other restored sections over the palmettes on both sides. Foot with heavy flaked chips. Handle and neck repaired. Repaired chips to rim. Underside of foot with paper printed label reading '74012' and very faint traces of an ink inscription.

A.D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, vol. II, Oxford, 1982, p. 876, no. 101.

Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, Belgium, 1934-1957.



Apulian Red-Figured Askos


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