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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.

Cf. Two Lekythoi in the British Museum, London, accession nos. 1867,0508.1067 and 1863,0728.223.

 

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Published: 

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