30 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE ACHILLES PAINTER
CIRCA 445-440 B.C.
With a standing female figure, facing left, wearing a pleated chiton and wrapped in her himation, holding out an alabastron(?) in her extended right hand, a fillet hanging in field behind, a band of meander above, linked palmettes around the shoulder with rays on the neck
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
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Pottery from Athens, 750-350 B.C., Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1972, catalogue no. 9.
C. Ede, Collecting Antiquities, London, 1976, p. 20, no. 46a.
J. H. Oakley, The Achilles Painter, Mainz am Rhein, 1997, p. 129, pl. 70b, fig. 9e, no. 109.
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A. V. Pedlar collection, acquired from Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1972.
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