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AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ATTIC WHITE GROUND LEKYTHOS 2 FRAGMENTS ca. 5th CENTURY BC

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Seller: finartco (14) 100%, Location: Nicosia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 252558221184 AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ATTIC POTTERY WHITE GROUND LEKYTHOS 2 FRAGMENTS ca. 5TH CENTURY BC Offered are two exquisite ancient Attic white ground lekythos fragments from ca. 5th century BC. The iconography of the first depicts the legs of a Klismos chair while the second’s is difficult to discern. A lekythos (plural lekythoi) is a type of ancient Attic vessel used for storing olive oil or ointments. They were often used in funerary situations. Attic pottery was exported throughout the ancient world. For a long time, they dominated the market for fine ceramics. These are splendid pieces, ideal for a collection, an impressive gift or a first-class home decoration. Dimensions: 3.5 cm (1.4 in.) tall by 5 cm (2 in.) wide and 3 cm (1.2 in.) tall by 4.5 cm (1.8 in.) wide. Weight is 15 g (0.5 oz). Provenance: old private collection. It is guaranteed authentic. One of the fragments is comprised of 3 rejoined smaller fragments while the other is intact (pictured). The ancient iconography or ancient parts have not been refinished or affected. Please examine all pictures carefully. Shipping is USD 12 worldwide by registered mail. Please take a moment to look at my other items! Please ask any questions before buying. Thank you for your interest. White-ground technique White-ground technique is a style of ancient Attic vase painting in which figures appear on a white background. It developed in the region of Attica, dated to about 500 BC. It was especially associated with vases made for ritual and funerary use, if only because the painted surface was more fragile than in the other main techniques of black-figure and red-figure vase painting. Nevertheless, a wide range of subjects are depicted. Material: Terracotta, Provenance: Old private collection

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