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Attic Squat Lekythos by the Bowdoin Painter, 470-460 BC

Attic Squat Lekythos by the Bowdoin Painter, 470-460 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1256024
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Red-figure squat lekythos decorated with a maenad in front of an altar. She holds the thyrsus and a phiale from which she is pouring some liquid rendered in applied red.
The woman is clad a finely pleated chiton and a himation.
Attributed by John D. Beazley to the Bowdoin Painter.
Published with John D. Beazley. Paralipomena. Oxford 1971: 407.229BIS. Beazley Archive vase no. 275825.
Ceramic
Athens, 470-460 BC
H. 12 cm (4.7 in) Fine condition. Handle reattached. Embellished in the fashion of the 1950/60s: Minor pitting of the black glaze retouched and peeled off area to the right of the altar lacquered. Tiny chip out of the ring foot restored.
Provenance: Basel Market, Münzen und Medaillen AG, prior to 1970.
Thence private collection Basel

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.