11 June 2003
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
Attributed to the Phiale Painter
Circa 430 B.C.
With a bride and a maid, the bride on the left wearing a himation tightly wrapped around her body, enveloping her arms and pulled up over the back of her head, a tiara in her hair, a diphros beside her, a fillet hanging behind, the maid to the right wearing a himation over a chiton that drapes over her left arm, a fillet in her hair, presenting a box to the bride with her right hand, an alabastron in her left, details in added red; a band of key below the scene, meander and saltire squares above, palmettes on the shoulders, egg along the neck
12½ in. (31.8 cm) high
Kunstwerke der Antike, Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Basel, Auktion 34, 6 May 1967, no. 172
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Beazley, Paralipomena, p. 441, no. 123 quater.
For the Phiale Painter, see p. 1014ff. in Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, vol. II.
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