Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
Lot 0047
**First Time At Auction**

Ancient Greece, Athens, Attic, ca. late 6th to early 5th century BCE. A lovely wheel-thrown pottery lekythos - a vessel used to store scented oils and perfumes - of a petite size. The near-miniature vessel presents with a piriform body, a planar shoulder that tapers to a slender cylindrical neck, a thick flared rim, and a strap handle joining shoulder and neck, all atop a discoid foot. The body, rim, and foot are decorated with a solid, jet-black glaze as well as two reserve bands just above the foot, and areas of the neck, shoulder, and bottom of foot are unadorned. A compact and attractive example from ancient Athens! Size: 1.75" W x 3.8" H (4.4 cm x 9.7 cm).

Provenance: private Alabama, USA collection; ex-Roy Green collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.



Neck and handle repaired from multiple pieces, with light resurfacing and overpainting along break lines. Minor abrasions to body, foot, and rim, with fading to original pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout.

Starting Bid


Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Near-Miniature Greek Attic Pottery Lekythos

Estimate $600 - $900
$3000 bids
Get pre-approved to bid live on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 2:00 PM UTC.Register For Auction