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May 2024
May 2024

South Italian Calyx Crater

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The red figure small calyx crater is a faithful reproduction of a Paestum original vase dating back to approximately 330 BCE, meticulously crafted in the Asteas-Python Workshop. The original was sold by Royal Athena Galleries (Product number PK0998, priced at $14,500).

This masterful piece bears a captivating design, with one side featuring a seated young satyr amidst stylized florals, adorned with unique attire and accessories (emvades - boots), holding a thyrsos and a "skewer of fruit." On the opposite side, a nude youth exudes timeless elegance, with a graceful posture and an artful connection to nature.

What sets this vase apart is its rarity among Paestan vases, making it a coveted addition to any discerning collector's repertoire. The original's history, once part of the John Kluge collection and subsequently acquired by the Patricia Kluge collection in Charlottesville, Virginiain 1988, adds a layer of prestige to this exceptional piece.

Our South Italian Calyx Crater will be a splendid addition to your collection, destined to elevate the aesthetics of your home. This exquisite piece, part of our Exclusive Decorated Wheel-Made Collection, serves as a versatile vessel, befitting various decorative purposes, including floral arrangements.

Dimensions Height: 18cm, Rim D: 16cm

Hand crafted by ATTIC BLACK at the THETIS Workshop. First made in 2018.