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Attic Greek Red-Figure Pottery Lekythos

Attributed to the Providence Painter. A woman walking right, wearing an himation and stephane, looking back over her shoulder. She holds an oinochoe behind her while holding a phiale in her raised left hand, above a flaming altar. A name inscribed to the left of her shoulder, KAPMI∆E∑ (Karamides), to the right of her shoulder, traces of KAΛΛO∑ (beautiful). Eight holes drilled in the neck and handle indicate the piece was broken and repaired with bronze staples, now lost, in antiquity.

ca. 470‒460 BC

33 x 11.6 cm (13 x 4 9/16 inches)


Ex: Private French collection, 1993; previously, a Spanish collection, 1980s. With a 1993 invoice. French passport. French export license.

Exhibited: BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII. (London, 2018) p.26-27

Comparandum: The British Museum, London reg nos. 1867,0508.1067 & 1863,0728.223

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