GREEK PAINTED POTTERY

 

781   ATTIC RED-FIGURED CUP (KYLIX)
         510-500 B.C.
Light tan-brown clay, semi-lustrous black gloss, thin red  wash on reserved areas. Shallow bowl of segmental form, outcurved rim; two П-shaped handles with round cross-section applied horizontally below rim,  lifting up to rim level; stemmed foot with offset and discoid base with thick rounded edge. Body and foot black except for: inside handles, edge and resting area of foot, inside stem at center and tondo. Tondo: Warrior kneeling to left, looking back, nude, except for a kidaris (one flap hanging down across his right shoulder). There is a pelta to his right and another uncertain round object below. It has been suggested that it may be a discus (
Moore M.M. The Athenian Agora, Attic Red- Figured and White-ground Pottery, vol. XXX. Princeton, N.J., 1997, cat. 1560). Reserved line for tondo border. Relief contour. Manner of the Pithos Painter. Broken in ancient time. Mended. H. 3.1"(7.9 cm), D. 6.4"(16.3 cm).
See: Moore M.M. The Athenian Agora, Attic Red- Figured and White-ground Pottery, vol. XXX. Princeton, N.J., 1997, cat. 1516, 1517, 1559,-60,-61; Beazley J.D. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd ed., Oxford,139,7-10; 140,53; 141,68; 1963. 
$ 3000

 

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757   ATTIC KYLIX
         early V c. B.C.
Light tan-brown clay, semi-lustrous black gloss, thin red  wash on reserved areas. Shallow bowl of segmental form; two round-sectioned handles applied horizontally below rim,  lifting up to rim level; stemmed cylindrical foot, broad slightly conical base. Body and foot black except for: inner face of rim, inside handles, frieze, line below frieze, edge of foot, inside stem at center and tondo (three concentrical lines with dot in the center). Frieze decorated with a row of leaf-shaped forms, alternating with vertical strokes and circles at the bottom from handle to handle, both sides. Small fragment of rim is mended, otherwise intact. H. 2.2"(5.6 cm), D. 4.5"(11.4 cm).
$ 2500

 

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431   ATTIC SKYPHOS
         530-500 B.C.
Fine, light cream-brown clay; glossy black slip; thin red wash on reserved areas. Steep thin walls, curving at rim, two horizontal handles with round cross-section; low foot with bi-conical profile. Two barely visible lines below handles; bottom  and lower wall above foot reserved, red washed. Band above foot with thin stripes in black. Bottom: thin, dilute slip circle with dot in a circle in the center. Mended. H. 3.8" (9.5 cm).
For similar piece see: Hayes. J. W. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1984, p.11, cat. 14.
$ 1500

 

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756   ATTIC  SKYPHOS
         late V c. B.C.
Light tan-brown fine clay, lustrous black gloss. Near conical body with upright, slightly concave rim, two horizontal handles with round cross-section; low foot, rounded on vertical face. Bottom reserved, red washed; in black: two concentrical circles in the center and inner face of foot. Below each handle is a palmette with a dot in center, flanked by scroll and leaves. On each side: two youths enwrapped in black-bordered himatia, facing each other. Relief lines for folds and eyes. Intact. H. 4.2" (10.7 cm), max D. 5" (12.7 cm).
$ 4500

 

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755   ATTIC BLACK- FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         late VI - V c. B.C.
Light orange-brown clay with deeper orange surface wash. In black: inside, top and outside of rim, outside of handle, lower part of body and top of foot, band above and below main frieze.  Dionysos is shown seated on a folding stool (diphros okladias), draped in his cloak over chiton, a wreath in his hair, holding a large rhyton, flanked by dancing cloaked maenads, who look over their shoulders at the god,  vine-sprays in between them. Incisions for drapery lines and details. On shoulder, in black, central palmette, flanked by four stripes. Intact.
Lime deposits, root marks on the bottom. 
H. 5.6" (14.2 cm).
For similar see: Heesen P. The J.L. Theodor Collection of Attic Black- Figured Vases, Allard Pierson Series, vol. 10, Amsterdam, 1966, no.14.
SOLD

 

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754   ATTIC BLACK- FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         first half of V c. B.C.
Light orange-brown clay with deeper red-orange surface wash. Black glaze fired red on inside and outside of rim, outside of handle, neck and shoulder. Top of the mouth, several lines below frieze, side and bottom of the foot all reserved. The scenery shown schematically: warrior in long tunic on chariot, four horses (only two heads depicted) with front legs off the ground. Behind them Athena, wearing chiton, himation, aegis and Attic helmet, leaps toward the driver, spear in hand. Incised  contour for horses. Checkerboard pattern of dots above main frieze. Row of rays with dots above on shoulder.
Intact. H. 5.5" (14 cm).
For similar scenery see: Packard P.M., Clement P.A.Corpvs Vasorvm Antiqvorvm, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. University of California Press, 1977, pl. 21, #5,6.
$ 1950

 

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276   ATTIC PATTERN LEKYTHOS
         500-480 B.C.
Small band-handle, base hollowed out at center, small offset at base of neck. Inside, top and outside of mouth black, with remains of a red line added on top; outside of handle black. Row of dots and row of rays in black on shoulder. Frieze: yellowish-cream slip, five black palmettes, set horizontally in two rows, with small triple-leaf (lotus?) ornaments to sides; side under handle plain; framed by single continuous lines. Lower part of body and top of foot black. Bottom plain. Early in white-ground series. Neck mended in the middle. H. 3.9" (9.9 cm).
For identical piece seeHayes J. W. Corpvs Vasorum Antiqvorvm, Royal Ontario Museum”, Oxford University press, 1981, plate 41 # 6.E. Moignard “Corpvs Vasorum Antiqvorvm, The Glasgow Collections”, Oxford University press, 1997, plate 26 # 6.
SOLD

 

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279   ATTIC LEKYTHOS
         late V c. B.C.
Fine orange-brown clay; black gloss fired brown in small areas; thin red  wash on reserved areas. Small band-handle, base hollowed out, small offset at base of neck. Black glaze entirely except for single palmette with dot in the center on ground double  line and bottom. Mending seams through center of body. Surface wear. H. 3.9" (9.9 cm).

For similar piece see: E. Moignard “Corpvs Vasorum Antiqvorvm, The Glasgow Collections”, Oxford University press, 1997, plate 31 # 1-2.
$ 475

 

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278   ATTIC LEKYTHOS
         late V - early IV c. B.C.
Pale, creamy clay, lustrous black gloss. Small band-handle, base slightly hollowed out. Black glazed entirely except for single palmette with dot in the center on ground line and part of the bottom.  Intact. Surface wear.  H. 3.5" (8.9 cm).

For similar piece see: Moignard E. Corpvs Vasorum Antiqvorvm, The Glasgow Collections. Oxford University press, 1997, plate 31 # 1-2.
SOLD

 

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432   ATTIC LEKYTHOS
         late V - early IV c. B.C.
Pale, creamy clay, semi-lustrous black gloss, thin red  wash on reserved areas. Small band-handle, base slightly hollowed out. Black glazed entirely except for single palmette with dot in the center on ground line and bottom. Handle, neck and part of rim are mended. Surface wear.
Lime deposits and root marks on the bottom. H. 3.5" (8.9 cm).
For similar piece see: Moignard E. Corpvs Vasorum Antiqvorvm, The Glasgow Collections. Oxford University press, 1997, plate 31 # 1-2.
$ 375

 

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277   ATTIC LEKYTHOS 
         early  IV c. B.C.
Light orange-brown clay with deeper red-orange surface wash. Ovoid-cylindrical body; low tapering foot, nearly the same width as body; tubular neck with small double offset at base; high inverted cone-shaped mouth with internal lip at top. Small band-handle, base slightly hollowed out.  Inside, top and outside of mouth in black; handle and neck primarily black. Body covered with multiple crossed lines, forming a net pattern. Intact.  H. 2.8" (7.0 cm).  
For similar piece see: Moignard E. Corpvs Vasorum Antiqvorvm, The Glasgov Collections. Oxford University press, 1997, plate 30 # 15.
$ 450

 

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772   ATTIC LEKYTHOS 
         early  IV c. B.C.
Light orange-brown clay with polished orange-brown deeper surface. Inside, top and outside of mouth, handle and neck primarily in black (fired dark-brown). Ovoid-cylindrical body; low tapering foot, nearly the same width as body; tubular neck; high inverted cone-shaped mouth with flat top edge. Arched handle from neck to shoulder. Body covered with multiple crossed lines, forming a net pattern, additionally decorated with white dots. Intact.  H. 2.9" (7.4 cm).  
See: Robinson D. M. Excavations at Olynthus V. Mosaics, Vases and Lamps. Baltimore, 1933, pls. 146-47; Robinson D. M. Excavations at Olynthus XIII. Vases found in 1934 and 1938. Baltimore, 1950, 160-62, pls. 107-8; Bulas C. Bulletin de correspondance hellenique. 56(1932), 388-98;
$ 450

 

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750   ATTIC RED-FIGURED SQUAT LEKYTHOS
         early IV c. B.C.
Fine orange-brown clay; semi-lustrous black gloss all over, except for underside of bottom and the image; red  wash on reserved areas. Depressed globular body with wide, hollowed out base and low foot, chamfered  on edge. Narrow neck with small offset at base of neck; conical mouth with flat lip. Small strap handle. On the body, opposite of handle, there is an Amazon's head left, with curly hair, wearing a saccos with its ends going to neck and shoulders. Ground line below. Mended.
Lime deposits. H. 2.7" (6.9 cm).
SOLD

 

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749   ATTIC RED-FIGURED SQUAT LEKYTHOS
         late V c. B.C.
Fine orange-brown clay; lustrous black gloss; red wash on the bottom. Depressed globular body with wide, hollowed out base and low foot, chamfered  on edge. Narrow neck with small offset at base of neck; conical mouth with flat lip. Small strap handle. Depiction of a duck in right profile with outstretched wings,  voluted plant in front. Ground line. Intact. H. 3" (7.6 cm).
$ 700

 

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282   ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         late V c. B.C.
Fine orange-brown clay; lustrous black gloss, applied unevenly; red wash on the bottom. Ovoid-cylindrical body with rounded shoulder; low tapering foot, nearly the same width as body, with grooved base-moulding; tubular neck, high inverted cone-shaped mouth with internal lip at top, small offset at base of neck. Arched handle from neck to shoulder. Base hollowed out. Depiction of a duck in right profile. Ground line with voluted plants in front. Intact. H. 3.6" (9.1 cm).
See: Sparkes B.A, Talcott L. The Athenian Agora XII, Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C. 2 vol., Princeton, N.J., 1970, 153-4.
SOLD

 

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752   ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         late V c. B.C.
Light orange-brown fine clay; semi-lustrous black gloss all over, except for underside of bottom and the image; red  wash on reserved areas. Ovoid-cylindrical body with rounded shoulder; low tapering foot, nearly the same width as body, with grooved base-moulding; tubular neck, high inverted cone-shaped mouth with internal lip at top, small offset at base of neck. Arched handle from neck to shoulder.
Standing woman in 3/4 view, wearing a himation over chiton, her hair pulled back and tied in a low knot.  In front of her, in upper right corner is a hung sash with dot pattern, below is a box. Ground line. Handle and spout mended (reattached), otherwise intact. H. 4.5" (11.4 cm).
See: Sparkes B.A, Talcott L. The Athenian Agora XII, Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C. 2 vol., Princeton, N.J., 1970, 153-4.
$ 1200

 

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280   ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         late V c. B.C.
 
Orange-brown fine clay; semi-lustrous black gloss all over, except for underside of bottom and the image; red  wash on reserved areas. Cylindrical body with rounded shoulder; low tapering foot, nearly the same width as body, base hollowed out; tubular neck, high inverted cone-shaped mouth with internal lip at top. Arched handle from neck to shoulder. Bent figure of young woman, wearing a sleeveless chiton with dot border near ankles, holding hydria by both hands in front of a fountain. Ground line of ovolo between horizontal double lines. The L.M. Painter. Mended.   H. 4.1” (10.4 cm).
See: Moore M.M. The Athenian Agora, Attic Red- Figured and White-ground Pottery, vol. XXX. Princeton, N.J., 1997, cat. 943; Beazley J.D. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd ed., Oxford,1364,9; for type in general : Sparkes B.A, Talcott L. The Athenian Agora XII, Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C. 2 vol., Princeton, N.J., 1970, 153-4.
$ 1800

 

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748   ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         IV c. B.C. 
Fine light-brown clay; lustrous black gloss, applied unevenly; red wash on the bottom. Depressed globular body with wide, hollowed out base and low foot. Narrow neck with small offset at base of neck; conical mouth. Small strap handle. Amazon's head right, with curly hair, wearing a saccos with dot design. Ground line below. Mended. Lime deposits. H. 2.4" (6.0 cm).
SOLD

 

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281   ATTIC RED-FIGURED LEKYTHOS
         late V c. B.C.
Light orange-brown fine clay; unevenly fired semi-lustrous black gloss all over, except for underside of bottom and the image; red  wash on reserved areas. Ovoid-cylindrical body with rounded shoulder; low tapering foot, nearly the same width as body, base hollowed out; tubular neck, high inverted cone-shaped mouth with internal lip at top. Arched handle from neck to shoulder. Sphinx with outstretched wings, in profile to the left. Single ground line with voluted plant in front of the figure. Mended from three parts. Soil deposits on underside of base. H. 4.9” (12.4 cm). 
$ 1200

 

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753   ATTIC FEEDING VASE
         IV c. B.C.
Fine, light orange-brown clay; semi-lustrous black gloss, thin red  wash on reserved areas. Broad rounded body with flattened incurved rim with beveled edge; stemmed foot with heavy disc base, chamfered on outside, slightly hollowed out underneath. Ring handle, tubular spout projecting horizontal from belly and at 90º to the handle. Top reserved, bearing a pattern of five painted waves. Black line inside lip. Underside and partial edge of foot uncoated. Intact. Lime deposits and root marks. H. 2.3" (5.9 cm).
For similar piece see: Hayes. J. W. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1984, p.166, cat. 267.
$ 575

 

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751   ATTIC FEEDING VASE
         IV c. B.C.
Fine, light cream-brown clay; semi-lustrous black gloss. Broad rounded body with flattened incurved rim; stemmed foot with heavy disc base, chamfered on outside, slightly hollowed out underneath. Ring handle, tubular spout projecting horizontal from belly and at 90º to the handle. Top reserved, bearing a row of six painted waves. Black line inside lip. Underside and edge of foot uncoated. Handle is restored.
H. 1.8" (4.6 cm).
For similar piece see: Hayes. J. W. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1984, p.166, cat. 267.
$ 575

 

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782   RING-ASKOS
         E
ast-Greek (Samian?)
         late VI c. B.C
L
ight brown clay, with deeper red-brown surface wash and black-grey gloss-paint with metallic gloss for bands. High convex-sided ring-shaped body, slightly flattened at bottom, with conical opening in middle. Tubular spout with shallow mouth, tilted inwards, attached to top of body on one side connected to opposite side of body by arched strap handle. Mouth and upper part of handle painted; broad paint band around top and bottom of body, thin paint band in between. Handle and spout mended (reattached), otherwise intact. H. 3.7" (9.4 cm), D. 3.5" (8.9 cm).
For similar see: Laurenzi L. Clara Rhodos 8 (1936) 153, nos. 13-14, fig. 138; Hayes. J. W. Greek and Greek-style Painted and Plain Pottery in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1992, p.73, cat. 77.
SOLD

 

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758   ionian Bottle
         late V - early IV c. B.C
L
ight grey-brown clay with inclusions of mica and lime; creamy-orange slip. Rounded low-bellied body, with slight shoulder merging with tubular neck; small lip-moulding with sharp edge; small base slightly hollowed out underneath. Shoulder, neck and top of rim are decorated with wide bands in brown-red, interspaced  with thin bands in dark brown. Double line in the middle of the body. Intact. H. 5.5" (14 cm).
SOLD

 

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