London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
AN ATTIC WHITE GROUND BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS
CIRCA 500-475 B.C.
The body decorated with a frieze of three connected palmettes and coiled tendrils, decorative bands above and below including a meander and net pattern, radiating strokes around the shoulder, handle restored, neck repaired
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Blomberg collection; formerly in 19th Century Swedish collection.
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