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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
THE PROPERTY OF A MIDWEST PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS

CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.

Details
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
Provenance
Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001), Zurich, acquired by 1981.
A Peaceable Kingdom: The Leo Mildenberg Collection of Ancient Animals; Christie's, London, 26-27 October 2004, lot 58.
Private Collection, Midwest, U.S., acquired from the above.
A Midwestern Private Collection; Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 5 December 2012, lot 20.
Literature
A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Mainz, 1981, pp. 150-151, no. 129.
Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 29514.
Exhibited
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, 21 October-29 November 1981.

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Lot Essay

Of this lekythos and its leopard decoration, J. Niels (in A. Kozloff, ed., op. cit., p. 150) observes, "The artist has not only correctly observed the litheness and delicacy of the long-tailed animal, but has demonstrated his originality in depicting the female of the species."

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