Apulian Red-Figure Plate: Herakles

 

Apulian Red-Figure Plate: Herakles

An ancient Apulian Greek red-figure plate with Herakles, seated on rocks, wearing lion-skin covering his head and tied around shoulders, holding club in right hand and raised bow in his left, flanked by foliate tendrils, wave pattern below.

Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Ca. 380 - 360 BC.
Diameter: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm).

The output and quality of the Greek colonial potters working in Apulia increased greatly following the Peloponnesian 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 Goldfine collection, Tel Aviv, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London prior to 1998.

Inv#: 7827

$8,000

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