A rare Exhibited Boeotian Black-figure Lekane, ca. 540 - 530 BCE
A rare Exhibited Boeotian Black-figure Lekane, ca. 540 - 530 BCE
A rare Exhibited Boeotian Black-figure Lekane, ca. 540 - 530 BCE

A rare Exhibited Boeotian Black-figure Lekane, ca. 540 - 530 BCE


Regular price$15,000 USD
  • Free USA shipping
    Free international shipping over $5,000

Black-figure Lekane, ca. 540 - 530 BCE

Reference: CGA.26.662

Artist: Unattributed

Culture: Boeotian, Greece

Medium: Ceramic

Dimensions: Diameter: 4 3/4 in. (12.07 cm)

Wide, terracotta shallow bowl with two ribbon handles and narrow base ring. Circling the exterior is a file of frontal-faced panthers in the Corinthian style, with details in added red and white, floral and linear filling ornament, black strokes around the outer rim, the black interior decorated with circles of added red slip. A rare example, the treatment of the panthers is unusual in being represented with only one foreleg and one hind leg, and unlike any of the few named Boeotian lekane painters. For Boeotian lekanai, see Kilinski (1990) 25-30, pls. 25-28; Boardman (1998), 215, 229-230, figs. 450-452.

Published: Collin, #159, p.22.; Original Clark Catalog., #159, p. 248, part 2. CGA (1928) p. 120, #2662; CGA (1932), p. 116, #2662

Exhibited: "The William A. Clark Collection," Corcoran Gallery of Art, April 26-July 16, 1978.

Condition: Repaired, the interior encrusted, the loop of each ribbon handle lost, some minor chips and cracks otherwise complete. 

ProvenanceRaphaël Collin (1850 –1916) France,  Senator William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021).   This object is accompanied by paperwork from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

We ship Tuesday to Friday with FedEx and usually same day if your order is received before 2pm. Within the continental USA, packing, shipping and insurance is free. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to five business days.

For overseas shipments we charge a small flat rate which includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements.  Overseas shipments are sent using either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx but contact us if you have a shipping preference. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes. 

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Come Visit Us

Any item from this site may be viewed by appointment at our Washington, DC location

Tuesday - Friday between 11 am - 5 pm.

Phone: 202 342 0518