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 “)

#5694

Ex: Massachusetts private collection of Mr. J. V. Acquired in the early 1960’s from Bernheimer’s Antique Arts, Cambridge, thence by descent.

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