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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 30

    A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE LEKANIS AND LID

    CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE LEKANIS AND LID
    CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The lid decorated with a small funerary stele, either side the reclining figure of a draped woman holding a phiale in her left hand, and a crouching figure of Eros with large wings outstretched behind, fillet and crossed circle in the field, a double palmette on the knob, a band of wave pattern on the rim, vertical lines on the body between the handles, details in added white
    5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. excl. handles


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection.