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A Red-Figure Xenonware Squat Lekythos with Duck, Magna Grecia, ca. 4th century BC

a miniature black glazed squat Lekythos, with  an applied loop handle and funnel tip mouth, an exaggerated bulbous lower half sitting atop of a torus ring foot. The center depicting a standing duck with beautiful detail to the beak, eyes, and feathers. Decorative elements of palmettes proportionately flank either side of the animal along with some fine geometric shapes.

Condition: some restoration work to the handle, with some minor chipping at the base. Otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 2.25 inches (5.71 cm), Diameter: 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) 

Provenance:   Private NYC collection, acquired Ariadne Gallery, NYC with gallery label on base #261.

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