|GREEK LARGE RED-FIGURE AMPHORA
Three females and a reclining Eros around a laver; three swans above. Female at left regards herself in a mirror, the one at right holds an oinochoe, and the third, nude, kneels as she puts on her chiton. On the neck sits a winged Eros.
Rev: Three women stand around an altar.
The painting sytle clearly relates to a Sicilian workshop, however, the form is identifiable to red-figure vases found in Illyria, modern day Albania; accompanied by a photocopy of a letter from Prof. A. Dale Trendall about this unusual amphora.
4th Century BC
H. 22 1/2 in. (57 cm.)
Ex French collection, acquired in London in 1993.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2010, no. 154; J. Eisenberg, One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases II, 2010, no. 167.