London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE SQUAT LEKYTHOS
MID-LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Showing a female figure, possibly a maenad, wearing animal pelt over her chiton, reaching out as if to fly forwards, a thyrsos before her, a ribbon in the field, reserved groundline
6 in. (15.5 cm.) high
Acquired in 1974, Zurich.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous