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Attic lekythos of the Little Lion Class, ca. 500 BC

Attic lekythos of the Little Lion Class, ca. 500 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1297564
Ostracon Ancient Art
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The frieze depicts a horseman between hoplites and a youth on the right. The rider has a pelta suspended from his back and poises a spear on the side.
The warriors wear crested helmets and retreat to the right safeguarding themselves behind heavy shields and thrusting with their spears. The armed youth on the right has a cloak over his shoulder and looks back.
The confronted lions on the shoulder give the group the name. The lions show peculiar dented heads and curled tails; they were painted by the same hand as Tübingen 5599 in: CVA Tübingen, Antikensammlung des archäologischen Instituts der Universität 3, 53, pl. (2286) 41.7-10. Also, Beazley archive vase no. 6134.
Athens, Little lion Class, ca. 500 BC
H. 12.5 cm (4.9 in)
Besides some fixed crazes, the vase is intact with minor pitting in places. Faded white for the horse’s mane and further details.
German private collection since the 1960s to early 1970s. Bequeathed from Dr. Albert Gilles (1895-1989).

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.