12 December 2002
AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS
Attributed to the Houston Painter, Circa 440-430 B.C.
With a young warrior standing before a two-stepped funerary stele tied with many ribbons, the warrior in profile to the right, wearing a red mantle draped over his shoulders, with two spears in his left hand which are angled over his shoulders, extending his right hand toward the stele, a band of meander above, the shoulders with palmettes and tendrils, ovolo above
10 5/8 in. (27 cm) high
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