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Lot 0059
**Originally Listed At $400**

Magna Graecia, South Italy, Gnathian, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. A gorgeous polychrome terracotta lekythos, the body decorated with a net pattern in black with added white pigment dots at some of the interstices, with a flat circular base, thick-walled body, singular applied handle, thin tubular neck, and a flared rim. This vessel was most likely used for storing olive oil; however, beyond this utilitarian aspect, it has an attractive bulbous body and finely painted decorative program, the net motif perhaps referencing sea waters. An elegant example indeed! Size: 1.875" W x 3.75" H (4.8 cm x 9.5 cm).

Provenance: private Florida, USA collection

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#124805

Condition

Surface wear commensurate with age, minor losses to base, rim, handle, and shoulders, minor encrustations, surface pitting, and pigmentation loss.

Starting Bid

$275

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Greek Gnathian Pottery Net Lekythos

Estimate $600 - $900Closed 546 Lots Ago
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