• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 56

    AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS

    CIRCA 490-480 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS
    CIRCA 490-480 B.C.
    Painted in black and brown wash with Herakles destroying the house of Nereus, holding trident, broken vessels on the ground, inscription KALOS in the field, linked palmette and lotus flower at left, double palmette at right, band of meander above, linked palmettes on the shoulder, tongues below the neck
    7 3/8 in. (18.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    With Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, 1976.


    Literature

    K. Achauenburg, Monumentum Chilonense, Kieler Festschrift für E. Burck zum 70. Geb., Amsterdam, 1975, p. 552ff, figs. 8, 10 and 11.
    W. Hornbostel et al, exhibition catalogue, Kunst der Antike. Schätze aus Norddeutschem Privatbestitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz am Rhein, 1977, pp. 310-311, no. 265, illus.
    C. Bernard, Iconographie-Iconographie-Iconographie, Étude des Lettres, vol. 4, 1983, p. 16, fig. 5.
    F. Brommer, Herakles II: Die unkanonischen Taten des Helden, Darmstadt, 1984, pl. 47B.
    Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 1554.