London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A LARGE PAESTAN RED-FIGURED LEKANIS
CIRCA 350-325 B.C.
One side of the lid with a seated winged Eros holding a phiale, a kneeling female holding a mirror in front, a mantle draped around her legs, the other side with a kneeling satyr holding phiale and mirror, tendrils and altar between them, a band of wave on the lid rim, adorsed palmettes on the knob handle, laurel on the rim of the bowl, details in added white
13 in. (33 cm.) across handles
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 11 December 1987, lot 40.
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