Greek Apulian Red Figure Kylix with Eros and Athletes

 

14101. Greek Apulian Red Figure Kylix with Eros and Athletes

Circa 4th century BC

Wide shallow thinly thrown wine drinking cup on disc foot with twin horizontal handles at either side. Wonderful design with carefully drawn interior decoration depicting the figure of winged Eros holding a casket and seated on a rock within a key/fret border, the underside painted with additional nude athletes and a female draped figure as well as palmettes under handles (restored); Size Diameter: 10-1/4 in., height: 2 in.
Provenance: Ex Collection of Prof. Robert O. "Bob" Preyer, Greensboro, NC.

$6,500

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