4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
With two dancing maenads on either side of a tree, both moving away but looking back, a dog before the tree facing left; a cock and ivy leaves on the shoulders, some details in added red
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
with Martinos, Athens, 1967.
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