Seller: artancientltd (9,304) 99.6%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201443715326 An ancient Greek Apulian red-figure patera, dating to around 320 BC. A particularly large example of the type, of classic form; the shallow dish set on a ring base, with knobbed handles set bilaterally. The tondo decorated with a young woman, walking before an altar, her hair is pulled in back into a bun. She holds a phiale (offering bowl) in her outstretched left hand and a wreath in the left. With rosettes in the field, a frieze of waves below and the scene encircled by a frieze of laurel leaves. The outside is decorated with two scenes on each side; in the first a young naked man is shown sitting on a garment, in his left hand he holds a phiale, an oinochoe in his right, he turns his head toward a young woman who reaches out with a wreath. To his right side stands a naked young man, his cloak thrown over his arms, holding a torch in his outstretched hand. The opposing side features another naked young man with a coat on his left arm, his right hand is outstretched holding a wreath, in front of him is a young woman dressed in a long chiton, wearing a chignon and headband. The patera is one of the largest, most impressive and distinctive vessel shapes of the Greek colonies of southern Italy. Produced in both bronze and terracotta, it was generally used generally to pour libations. This is a particularly nice example with a rarely found, strong pedigree. Height: Length: Width: 15 1/2 inches Condition: Unrestored. Provenance: Collected by Leon Rodrigues-Ely, 1924 – 1973. With French export licence. An old photograph of the piece in the Ely collection will also be supplied to the new owner. Approximate region of origin: Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealers Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. Our terms and conditions are available on request or can be found on our website. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation.