5 June 2014
AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND ALABASTRON
ATTRIBUTED TO THE EMPORION PAINTER, CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The body covered with a lattice-pattern in two zones, bisected and framed by horizontal bands of varying widths, the base black, the disk mouth reserved, black on the edge of the rim and descending along the neck
5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm.) high
Bottet Collection, Paris, 1960s.
with Galerie Gilgamesh, Paris, 1998.
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For a similar example see pl. 72.5 in D.C. Kurtz, Athenian White Lekythoi, Patterns and Painters.
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