London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS ATTRIBUTED TO THE CLASS OF ATHENS 581
The body painted with four figures seated on folded stools, all wearing chitons, himations, and fillets, bearded male, possibly Dionysos, facing to the right, gesticulating; a woman, another bearded male, and another woman all facing him infront, the field decorated with a leafless vine, bunches of grapes hanging from it, details in added red and white, shoulder decorated with a chain of lotus buds
7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high
Abbé H. Campbell Collection, Naples.
Nostell Priory, Wakefield, Yorkshire: sold, Christie's London, Greek and Etruscan Vases from Nostell Priory, 30 April 1975, lot 14.
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Abbé H. Campbell, Op. cit., no. 6.; J. Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1956, p. 496, no. 184.; and Paralipomena, Oxford, 1971, p. 223, no. 184.
Ink inscribed label '37' on base.
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