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* An Apulian Red-Figure Lekanis, Magna Graecia, ca 340 - 320 BC

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Two-part dishes of this type were often presented as wedding gifts, and the scenes on them tend to show women dressed in their finery. This is a perfect example, as the lid is decorated with a lady of fashion on either side of two large palmettes, her hair styled in Kekryphalos, wearing a diadem and pendant earrings. 

The lid is further decorated with a wave pattern around the rim and the top of the handle adorned with radiating lines within a central depression.  The base comprises of a black-glazed dish with twin handles, flanged below the rim to accommodate the lid and is set on a high hollow foot.   

for a related example please see: Margaret Mayo, The Art of South Italy Vases from Magna Graecia. A Virginia Museum Exhibition.

Dimensions:  Width: 6 1/4 inches (15.24 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall

Provenance:  Private German collection, acquired from the trade in the early 1970's. 



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