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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 128

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, CLASS OF ATHENS 581

    LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, CLASS OF ATHENS 581
    LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The shoulder with cross-linked lotus buds, the body painted with scene showing three male figures, comprising an armed warrior standing in profile to the left between two bearded elderly men, each seated on a stool and holding a spear, ivy tendrils in the field, 8 in. (20.5 cm.) high; and an Attic black-figure band skyphos, the reserved band showing same scene on both sides: a small figure of Dionysos seated on a stool and holding a large rhyton, vine tendrils in the field, a palmette and volute to either side by the handles (one missing), circa 500 B.C., 5¾ in. (15 cm.) diam. excl. handles (2)


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    Provenance

    Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1858-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.