An Apulian red figure squat lekythos

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Lot 179
An Apulian red figure squat lekythos

Sold for £ 3,360 (US$ 4,348) inc. premium

Antiquities

15 Oct 2008, 10:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

An Apulian red figure squat lekythos
Circa 4th Century B.C.
The globular body with reserved decoration showing Eros naked, his wings outstretched, wearing a beaded fillet in his hair, leaning forward and offering a bird to a seated draped female figure, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos, holding up a mirror in her right hand, another seated female figure holding a patera to the left, a rosette in the field; the reverse with three linked palmettes and dot rosettes flanking the strap handle, with tongues on the neck, a band of ovolo and row of white dots on the shoulder, a wave pattern encircling the base, 7½in (19.1cm) high, repaired with restoration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the French owner at auction in the UK in 1993. Accompanied by a French passport.
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