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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 114

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE SQUAT LEKYTHOS

    FIRST HALF OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE SQUAT LEKYTHOS
    FIRST HALF OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The neck with vertical white and black stripes, the front panel showing a swan or goose against a black background, the bird painted white with finely detailed feathers, wings and features with yellow-gold colour, the back of the body with black-painted lattice pattern on plain background decorated with white dots in the cells of the lattice
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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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.