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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED TREFOIL OINOCHOE
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED TREFOIL OINOCHOE

ATTRIBUTED TO THE ALKIMACHOS PAINTER, CIRCA 480 B.C.

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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED TREFOIL OINOCHOE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE ALKIMACHOS PAINTER, CIRCA 480 B.C.
With a formal procession at night with a woman and a girl moving to the right, perhaps Demeter and Persephone, the leader depicted frontally, her head turned back looking at her companion, wearing a long chiton and a himation draped over her left shoulder and over her extended left arm, holding a torch in her left hand, a footed situla in her right, the girl following behind, wearing a peplos, her hair bound, balancing a woven basket on her head, supported by her hands; a band of meander below, dotted ovolo on the shoulders, an inverted heart-shaped palmette with scrolling tendrils on the reverse at the join of the carinated handle to the body
14½ in. (36.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired by the current owner, Switzerland, 1980.
Literature
F. Canciani, "Due Vase Antichi Inediti," in Agathos daimon: mythes et cultures: études d'iconographie en l'honneur de Lilly Kahil, Supplement 38, 2000, pp. 88-89, and 91, figs. 4-5.

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Beazley Archive Database no. 9028625.

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