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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    A GREEK POTTERY ASKOS

    CANOSAN, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK POTTERY ASKOS
    CANOSAN, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The large spherical body with a flat base and a wide strap handle, one side with a flaring cylindrical spout above a molded appliqué Medusa head with a round face, her hair a mass of snaky locks, a similar appliqué at the base of the handle, two horse protomes emerging from the vessel shoulders on either side of the spout, arranged antithetically, depicted rearing, their forelegs extended, preserving traces of pigment over extensive white slip throughout
    15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    New York Art Market, 1985.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK LADY