Apulian Lekythos in Form of a Woman’s Head

Culture: Greek/Apulia
Period: 380-350 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 17.8 cm high
Price: 6 800 Euro
Ref: 2127
Provenance: Cutler collection, exhibited in the years 1984-85 in the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona. Thence Sotheby’s auction in December 1994, lot 295. There acquired by the collection Leslie Margulis, Australia.
Condition: The spout professionally reattached with the breakline hardly visible, otherwise intact.
Description: Finely worked lekythos whose body is depicted in form of a woman’s head. The young face with noble features, a long thin nose. Her hair is parted in the middle and sideways pulled back in big curls. On the back of her head two thick braided hairbands. The black painted spout horizontal with a long neck, the handle raised from the neck to the back of the head. White remains of color in her hair.