Apulian Red-Figure Oinochoe: Dionysos


Apulian Red-Figure Oinochoe: Dionysos

An ancient Apulian Greek red-figure oinochoe, a wine pitcher, decorated with a head of youthful Dionysos wearing a garland in profile with vines on either side and details in added white.

Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Ca. 340-300 BC.
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm).

The output and quality of the Greek colonial potters working in Apulia increased greatly following the Peloponessian War when Attic exports fell off sharply. Apulian craftsmanship is an amalgamation of the Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, and Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a noticeable native Italian aesthetic.

Formerly in the collection of James Phinney Baxter (1831-1921) American businessman and benefactor of Portland, Maine, acquired in Nola, Southern Italy in 1885 (written on the underside).

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Over this summer, we identified objects of interest to include in our Fall 2018 Buy or Bid Sale. To entice you, we reduced prices on select objects. For other objects, we are willing to consider reasonable offers.

We reduced the price of this oinochoe from $3,000 to $2,500

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