16 June 2006
AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF THE BOWDOIN PAINTER, CIRCA 475 B.C.
With Artemis facing right, leaning forward to feed a bird, a cup in her raised left hand, the goddess wearing a himation over a long chiton, a diadem in her long hair, a single ringlet falling forward along her shoulder, standing on a plain groundline, a band of key above, palmettes on the shoulders, vertical lines at the base of the neck
6 11/16 in. (17 cm.) high
with Charles Ede, London, 1993 (Pottery from Athens XIII, no. 33).
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For a lekythos now at the Hermitage with a similar composition, identified as Artemis with a swan, see no. 969 in Kahil, "Artemis" in LIMC.
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