5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With a spotted female leopard moving to the right, her head turned frontal and tilted, her teats pronounced, her long tail upturned, a reserved groundline below; a band of meander above, radiating lines on the shoulders and at the base of the neck
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, prior to 1981.
The Leo Mildenberg Collection; Christie's, London, 26-27 October 2004, lot 58.
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A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Mainz, 1981, p. 150, no. 129.
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