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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 203

    A PAESTAN APPLIED RED SQUAT LEKYTHOS

    WORKSHOP OF ASTEAS AND PYTHON, CIRCA 350-330 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAESTAN APPLIED RED SQUAT LEKYTHOS
    WORKSHOP OF ASTEAS AND PYTHON, CIRCA 350-330 B.C.
    With a seated sphinx in profile to the left, her wings upraised, framed on either side by flowering tendrils, dotted rosettes in the field; lines on the neck, a palmette below the handle
    6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high


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    For Paestan vases decorated in applied red see Trendall, The Red-figured Vases of Paestum, Appendix I. For a kylix and a lebes gamikos each with a siren with similar treatment of the wing of this sphinx, both from the Workshop of Asteas and Python, see nos. 25 and 39 in Trendall, op. cit.

    Provenance

    Dr. Ulrich Hahn, Cologne, 1970s.