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AN ATTIC GREEK RED FIGURE POTTERY LEKYTHOS

Attributed to the Providence Painter.

A woman walking right, wearing an himation and stephane, looking back over her shoulder. She holds an oinochoe behind her while holding a phiale in her raised left hand, above a flaming altar.

A name inscribed to the left of her shoulder, KAPMI∆E∑ (Karamides), to the right

of her shoulder, traces of KAΛΛO∑ (beautiful).

Eight holes drilled in the neck and handle indicate the piece was broken and repaired with bronze staples, now lost, in antiquity.

 

ca. 470‒460 BC

33 x 11.6 cm (13 x 4 9/16 inches)

Ex: Private French collection, 1993; previously, a Spanish collection, 1980s.

With a 1993 invoice, a permanent French passport, and a French export license.

 

(#at5454rf)

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII (London, 2018) p.26-27

 

 

 

Comparandum:

The British Museum  reg nos. 1867,0508.1067 & 1863,0728.223