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Auction: Antiquities
was auctioned on: 3 September 2014
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Greek Red Figure Ware Lekanis

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,261 - US$4,892
Price realised:  £2,662
ca. US$4,341
Lot number 0086, Views: 6

GREEK RED FIGURE WARE LEKANIS 4th century BC A blackware lekanis with pedestal base and strap handles to the sides, discoid handle to the lid with central rosette; the dish with band of vertical strokes to the outer rim, eccentric brown disc to the centre; the lid with two figural panels separated by red palmettes: Side A: a naked youth sitting on his cloak with legs crossed, upper body turned; cream detail to the shoes, headband and tie for the petasos on his back; in the right hand, the handles to a situla with cream lines and points; in the left hand a second situla with cream detailing and a casket, opened to reveal an alabastron and a round object; bands of cream pellets in the field; Side B: a lady seated on a stand with upper body turned to the rear; cream detail to the shoes and closures of the belted peplos, stephane and bangles to the left wrist; in the right hand the handle of a situla with line and point detailing; in the left hand a phiale with ivy-leaf above, suspended ball below; rosettes and bands of pellets in the field. 1.3 kg, 29cm total (11 1/2"). Very fine condition. Provenance From an important Austrian collection; acquired in the early 1980s. Literature Published in Christidis, M. & Trinkl, E. Bilder für die Ewigkeit. Italische Gefäße in einer burgenländischen Privatsammlung, Graz, 2013, items 10, 11, with a copy of the original catalogue.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Timeline Auctions
Title: Antiquities
Date of the auction: 3 Sep 2014
Address: Timeline Auctions
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W1J 6HE London
United Kingdom
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