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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS, LITTLE LION CLASS

    EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS, LITTLE LION CLASS
    EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    With rays around the shoulder, the body with five enclosed palmettes and two lateral lotus buds painted on white ground, 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high; an Attic black-figure white-ground lekythos with lotus buds around shoulder, the body with scene on white ground of Herakles wrestling with the Cretan bull, two naked youths to either side, vine tendrils in the field, neck and mouth missing, late 6th-early 5th Century B.C., 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high; and an Attic black-figure lekythos, painted with scene of a draped charioteer, quadriga and three standing figures, 480-470 B.C., 8 in. (20.5 cm.) high (3)


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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.