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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    A LARGE ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS, IN THE MANNER OF THE WOMAN PAINTER

    LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A LARGE ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS, IN THE MANNER OF THE WOMAN PAINTER
    LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The shoulder with palmette, the body with funerary scene showing two figures standing to either side of a tomb monument in the form of a pillar with red acanthus leaf at the top, the deceased to the right holds warrior's accoutrements of spear, shield and lance, repaired from fragments, 14¼ in. (36 cm.) high; an Attic red-figure pelike base fragment including ring foot, showing the lower part of a draped figure and a furniture chest, 425-400 B.C., 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. max.; three fragments from an Attic black-figure 'Little Master' cup, showing parts of a sphinx, lions, standing figures and facing cockerels within the band of decoration, 550-540 B.C., close to Tleson, 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) long max.; the pottery foot from an Attic cup, 6th-5th Century B.C., 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam.; and a finely potted Greek unglazed pyxis with lid and two handles, circa 5th Century B.C., 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. excl. handles (7)


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    See illustration on page 105 for item seven.

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    Provenance

    Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.


    Saleroom Notice

    The catalogue note should read: See illustration on page 107 for item seven.