12 June 2000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED ASKOS
circa early 4th century b.c.
Of broad lentoid form, the domed top with a cat facing right between a winged sphinx and a winged griffin, with a duck between the trumpet-shaped spout and the ridged ring handle, the center with a dotted rosette framed by moldings and radiating petals
47/8 in. (12.38 cm) diameter
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Schauenburg, "Askoi mit plastischem löwenkopf" in Mitteilungen: Des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts, Roemische Abteilung, Band 83, 1976, pp. 261-71, taf. 82,2.
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