Object Description
Janiform Kantharos

An Apulian red-figure Janiform Kantharos, attributed to Iliupersis Group, circa 375-350 BC

Identification Date
01 Jul 2019
Identification Location
Bonham's Auction House, London.
Artefact History
05 Mar 1988

According to a handwritten note in the Becchina archive, Becchina bought the artefact from Monticelli on this date.

Date Unknown

Two photos of the kantharos found in the Symes archive, show the object after restoration, and are in keeping with the state of conservation found in the Bonhams auction photos. 

18 Jun 1991

Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 18 June 1991, lot 161. with Merrin Gallery, New York. 
Private collection, USA, acquired from the above in June 1991.

01 Jul 2019

Christos Tsirogiannis identified the artefact in an upcoming auction at Bonham's Auction House, London (date of auction July 3, 2019). Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. External link.

Artefact Status
09 Dec 2020

The kantharos is reported as repatriated to Italy.

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