Apulian Red-figured Lekanis

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: Last quarter of 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 22.2 cm in diameter including handles; 14 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 2449
Provenance: From an old French collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Two-part vessel consisting of a flat bowl with a highly set off ring foot and a heavy lid with a high, circular knob. The high-quality, red-figured painting with white details depicts on the lid on one side a seated woman facing to the left. She has her left leg stretched out, the right one is bent. She wears a long dress, which is knotted on the left shoulder and leaves the right breast exposed. She holds an umbrella and a fan in her hands. Free-floating in the scene is a garland, in front of the woman is an oinochoe. The other side depicts a woman in profile to the left ("Lady of Fashion"). She wears a necklace and earrings, long curly strands cascading over her hair. Otherwise her hair is hidden under an embellished sakkos. Between the figures large palmettes. On the rim of the lid wavy bands. On the knob a rosette. The bowl with a horizontal handle is decorated on the sides with black bands and at the bottom glazed in black.