orig. ANCIENT GREEK BLACK FIGURE LEKYTHOS c. 500 BC ex. museum For Sale
orig. ANCIENT GREEK BLACK FIGURE LEKYTHOS c. 500 BC ex. museum:
For sale is a gorgeous, original circa 500 bc. Greek Leykthos. I acquired this from an sale of items in the Washington D.C.-area that had been deaccessioned from the Baltimore Museum of Art.
It measures approximately 5.25 inches tall. The handle and the neck are original but appear to have broken off and been reattached with a rather rudimentary clay. There is some paint loss throughout and tiny chips here and there, but the main body is actually in superior condition. Vase has three figures, two standing and one seated. These were often used to store oil and buried with loved ones in graves. The painted scene likely conveys a funerary-appropriate story. Painting is attractive, with well-proportioned figures in graceful pose and drapery.
Guaranteed authentic for a full year after purchase. Please see my listings in the weeks ahead for more interesting items from the same source. Related Items: