Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED ASKOS
CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a lentoid body and a ring handle, the spout with a wide flaring mouth, the domed shoulders with a feline facing right between a winged sphinx and a winged griffin, a duck between the spout and the handle, a domed rosette at the center framed by moldings and radiate petals
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diameter, excluding the handle and spout
Dr. Elie Borowski, Basel, prior to 1980.
Greek Vases Formerly in the Private Collection of Dr. Elie Borowski; Christie's, New York, 12 June 2000, lot 118.
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K. Schauenburg, "Askoi mit plastischem löwenkopf" in Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäeologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung, Band 83, 1976, pp. 261-271, taf. 82,2.
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