A CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURED ALABASTRON
CIRCA 620-590 B.C.
With a swan between two confronting lions, both with open mouths and lolling tongues, their manes with incised crosshatching, their tails intertwined at the back, the swan with a long neck, incised rosettes in the field, a large petalled rosette on the base and mouth, tongues on the neck, dots along the rim
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 7 December 2000, lot 413.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2002 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII, no. 68).