Ca. 330-320 BC
A well-preserved example of a Red-Figure pottery askos, attributed to the Workshop of the Baltimore Painter. This stunning vessel is distinguished by its bulbous body and upright mouth, defined by a flat rim and horizontal handle. Adorning the surface of the vessel is a delicately rendered seated woman dressed in a thin peplos. Her appearance is enhanced by the addition of a beaded diadem in added white, matching the necklace and armillae. In her right hand, she holds a wreath, while her left arm extends in a gesture of offering, carrying two bowls in its open palm. The reverse of the askos is decorated with an intricate palmette design, a common motif in South Italian pottery of the 4th Century BC. Decorative filling elements include flowers, wheel patterns, and dots. This item comes with a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists and has been checked against the Art Loss Register database.
Provenance: Private London collection, formerly with Stephen Joel Albert (6 February 1941-27 December 1992), New York; thence by descent. [Inv. no. 4381].
SUPERB APULIAN RED-FIGURE POTTERY ASKOS
L: 205mm / W: 195mm ; 940g