595: Ancient Greek Attic Black Figure Lekythos
Ancient Greek Attic Black Figure Lekythos
possibly circa 475 - 450 B. C., vertical hatch marks painted around the shoulder, the central register with three palmettes alternating with lotus buds above a row of semi-circles.
The collection of a retired U. S. Foreign Service officer, purchased in 1993 from London antiquities dealer Charles Ede and illustrated in his catalog "Pottery From Athens XIII." Customs papers, Ede's catalog, receipts and the firm's statement of authenticity are included with the lot.
Scuff at the mouth; wear resulting in some loss of black glaze to the handle; intact and pleasing.