8 June 2004
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOWDOIN PAINTER, CIRCA 450-430 B.C.
With a maenad standing at an altar, clad in a chiton and himation, her hair tied in a fillet of ivy, a wavy tendril falling along her shoulder, holding ivy branches forth in her right hand, a large thyrsos in her left hand, the altar with a row of black dots on its upper molding, a fire atop, several details in added red including the ivy branch, the fillet and the fire; a band of key pattern below the scene, dotted ovolo above, palmettes on the shoulders, vertical lines above
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990 (One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases, no. 87).
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