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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE ACHILLES PAINTER

    CIRCA 445-440 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE ACHILLES PAINTER
    CIRCA 445-440 B.C.
    With a standing female figure, facing left, wearing a pleated chiton and wrapped in her himation, holding out an alabastron(?) in her extended right hand, a fillet hanging in field behind, a band of meander above, linked palmettes around the shoulder with rays on the neck
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    Pottery from Athens, 750-350 B.C., Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1972, catalogue no. 9.
    C. Ede, Collecting Antiquities, London, 1976, p. 20, no. 46a.
    J. H. Oakley, The Achilles Painter, Mainz am Rhein, 1997, p. 129, pl. 70b, fig. 9e, no. 109.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    A. V. Pedlar collection, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1972.