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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    AN ATTIC FRAGMENTARY MARBLE FUNERARY LEKYTHOS

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ATTIC FRAGMENTARY MARBLE FUNERARY LEKYTHOS
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Carved in shallow relief with a departure scene, the deceased, a bearded warrior, wearing a short-sleeved, knee-length chiton, cuirass and chlamys draped around left arm and waist, holding a short-sword in his left hand, standing before and with right arm outstretched towards the draped figure of his wife, seated on a klismos, her feet resting on a footstool, the figure of a youth standing behind carrying his shield and Phrygian helmet, mounted
    19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    B. Schmaltz, Untersuchungen zu den attischen Marmorlekythen, Berlin, 1970, no. 152.
    C. W. Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones, II, Kilchberg, 1993, p. 718, no. 2.837.

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    Provenance

    Sold Sotheby's London, 26 November 1968, lot 161.
    Collection of Dieter Wyss (1923-1994); and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DIETER WYSS (1923-1994)