Attic red-figure askos decorated with a dog and a panther crouching on the domed top. The animals face the spout and are seen with one foreleg raised.
The panther has turned the head towards the viewer and shows a spotted coat.
The shallow vessel shows a low dome-shaped top, the small flaring spout raises obliquely from the shoulder; overarching handle. The flat base reserved with a tiny mold on the edge.
For a closely related example, cf. CVA Reading, University 1, 43, pl. (554) 27.5a-b. Beazley archive vase no. 14260.
Athens, 425-400 BC
H. 7 cm (2.8 in)
L. 12 cm (4.7 in)
D. 9 cm (3.5 in)
Excellent quality and condition. Tiny chip out of the shoulder mended.
Ex Swiss private collection/gallery of Elsa Bloch-Diener, Berne, since the mid-1970s.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.