A Published Attic Red-Figure Squat Lekythos, ca. 430 - 410 BCE
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Compact body, tall neck, strap handle, base ring. A woman with her hair in a bandeau and wearing a chiton and himation is seated to the right on a stool and holding a wreath or fillet in added color. Hovering before her with bent legs is Eros, the winged god of love, who holds out a chest for the woman’s inspection (cf. Barcelona 4314 fr.; BAPD 9003622).
References: Collin, #177, p.26.; Original Clark Catalog., #177, p. 250, part 2.CGA (1928) p. 123, #2679; CGA (1932), p. 117, #2679.
Published: Corcoran Gallery of Art. The William a. Clark Collection - 50th Anniversary of the Installation. Washington, DC, 1978. Fig. 18, p. 27 (shown).
Exhibited: "The William A. Clark Collection," Corcoran Gallery of Art, April 26-July 16, 1978.
Dimensions: H x W: 18.1 × 7 cm (7 1/8 × 2 3/4 in.)
Condition: Considerable restoration, losses with fill and overpainting, good glossy surface
Provenance: William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021).
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