An Attic White-ground Lekythos, attributed to the Sabouroff Painter, ca. 465 - 455 BCE
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White-ground Lekythos, ca. 465 - 455 BCE
Artist: Attributed to the Sabouroff Painter
Culture: Attic, Greece, found at Eretria.
Dimensions: 12 x 4 1/4 in. (30.48 x 10.8 cm)
A woman in a chiton stands at the right side of a central tomb monument, an alabastron held vertically in her right hand and a wide, shallow basket in her left, the latter decorated with a myrtle wreath and hung with red fillets. She has come to anoint and deck the tomb of a young man whose ghost stands at the left, leaning toward the monument and gesturing with his extended right arm. He has black hair and wears a himation. The monument consists of a slender, pedimented stele on a tall, four-step podium, behind which are visible the sloping sides of a tall, rounded tumulus, both tied with red fillets. The tapering lower body of the vessel is black and separated by a fillet from the disk foot, which has a black top and reserved sides. Around the top of the bulging cylinder is a band of maeanders. On the shoulder are three spindly palmettes and tendrils. The neck and handle and mouth are black except for the reserved top.
References: Collin, #169, p.24.; Original Clark Catalog., #169, p. 249, part 2.CGA (1928) p. 123, #2677; CGA (1932), p. 117, #2677
Condition: Repaired from fragments, with areas of white fill, the drawing worn and faint, with loss of added color
Provenance: William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021).
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