Large Campanian Lekythos

Culture: Greek/Campanian
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 28.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2541
Provenance: Private collection Michael Ratzenböck, Upper Austria. For at least 30 years in a family estate.
Condition: The spout possibly reattached, otherwise intact. A large, impressive vessel.
Description: Large, black glazed lekythos with a bulbous, vertically ribbed corpus. The shoulder is slightly indented, before merging into a smooth, cylindrical neck. After a small deepening, the massive spout originates with a horizontal rim. The spout is funnel-shaped inwards so that the precious liquid, which was kept in the lekythos, was poured out drop by drop. The smooth band handle starts at the neck and ends on the shoulder. The vessel stands on a multiple profiled foot ring.