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Ancient Greek Red-Figure Pottery Lekanis - 350 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,293) 99.7%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201685037736 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge An ancient Greek Red-Figure Pottery Lekanis, produced in Southern Italy during the 4th Century BC.The vase painters of Greek South Italy were ultimately inspired by Athenian red-figure artists, although they soon developed their own imaginative depictions, shapes and techniques. The humorous scene on this otherwise fairly typical cosmetics box, or lekanis, speaks of a freedom of expression seldom found on Greek vases.A bird, perhaps a thrush, is shown pecking at a small gecko as he tries to scurry away. As the design is not a standard type, we are left with the lovely notion that the ancient painter was simply copying a scene from the Italian countryside that caught his imagination. Diameter: 8 3/4 inchesWith Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test. Provenance:Ex. Gilpin Smith family collection. From an estate formed in northern England in the 1970s.Published:ArtAncient, 2014. Glimpses. Object 5. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, www.ArtAncient.com. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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