Sicilian Terracotta Askos in the form of a Mouse

attributed to the Randazzo Group (Ivy SeriesA very fine small Sicilian Greek pottery vessel in the form of a mouse, two loops on top for securing stopper, painted facial details and ivy motif.

ca. 425 BC

length: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.)


Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein, Prince Johann II (1840-1929).

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI. (New York, 2017) p. 21 Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures VIII. (New York, 2010) p.18 Christie’s; Antiquities. Including Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein (South Kensington, 04.30.2008) lot.111 Marock, Ludovic; Die Antiken Sammlung des Fursten von Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein, 2008) p.9

Comparanda: Padgett, Michael; et al; Vase-Painting in Italy. Red-Figure & Related Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1993) p.187; no.106 Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA). USA Fasc. 15, Cleveland Museum of Art (Princeton, 1971) v. 2, pl. 105, 3-4, p.60