Apulian Red-Figured Lekanis

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: Mid 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 26.5 cm x 17.2 cm
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 2276
Provenance: From an old Belgian collection, acquired in the 1970s or earlier.
Condition: The surface slightly rough in some places, the vessel is intact with magnificent painting.
Description: Two-part vessel, consisting of a flat dish with a high set off ring foot and a heavy lid with a high circular knob, painted in the red-figure technique. On one side of the lid a seated woman in a floating gown surrounded by lush vegetation and rosettes. She is facing to the right and holding a blossom in her left hand, in her right bands. On the opposite side a seated, nude athlete, sitting on his coat. He holds in his left hand a spear, in his right the pleats of his coat. His shield lies behind him on the ground. Between the figures large palmettes. On the rim of the lid band of wave. On the knob a rosette. The dish with widely protruding, horizontal handles is decorated with black and white bands.