Squat lekythos decorated with a deer crouching to right. The slightly raised head and the wide open eye confer the animal an alert gaze. The animalâ€™s tail is indicated, the left forepaw raised.
Careful rendition of the fur with tiny dots along the spine and filling dots arranged as pairs.
Reserved ground line below, a small volute on the left.
Closely related to a lekythos attributed to the Mina Painter: Cf. Beazley archive no. 230137 and Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1366.18.
Fine quality and condition. Spout and handle restored.
H. 7 cm (2.8 in)
English collection A. W., acquired 1970 to 1980. Thence French art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.