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Attic Greek White-Ground Pottery Lekythos

An Attic Greek White-Ground Pottery lekythos with a rare tableau of Herakles’ Twelfth Labour, Capturing the monstrous Cerberus, guard-dog at the gates of the Underworld.

Attributed to the Edinburgh Painter, ca. 490–485 BC

Repaired, with small restorations, 30.5 x 11.5 cm (12 x 4 1/2 “)


Ex: a private American collection, acquired in the early 1960s; thence by descent.

Exhibited: BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII. (London, 2019) pp.20-21

Comparandum: Beazley, JD ; Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956) p.476 (Musee National Rodin, Paris no. 954 & Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Gela no. N125) The Beazley Archive - Pottery Database (Beazley no. 759) CVA Cleveland (Cleveland Museum of Art) 29.135

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