16 June 2006
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE MARATHON PAINTER
CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With Dionysos driving a biga, a rhyton and the reins in his extended left hand, a maenad dancing beside the horses, her arms raised, looking back, another maenad dancing before the horses, her right arm lowered, also looking back, vines in the field; two black bands and an added red band below the scene, a band of net-pattern above, dotted lotus-bud chain on the shoulders, vertical lines on the neck, details in added red
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high
Classical and Near Eastern Art Collected by the Late Hagop Kevorkian; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14-15 December 1962, lot 224.
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J.D. Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters, Oxford, 1956, p. 487, no. 3.
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