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A Greek Terracotta Squat Net Lekythos, Apulia, ca. 3rd century BC

GP1809

Constructed from fine red clay, featuring a disk foot, the ovoid body rising to a slender neck and splayed mouth. A single, elegant strap handle is attached below the shoulder and at the neck. The painted decoration consists of a horizontal band below the shoulder and at the foot. The surface of the body is filled with a wide, diagonal lattice pattern with white dots appearing at the intersections. The upper part of the neck is painted solid and vertical stripes extend down to the base of the neck.

For similar examples see: Heisserer, AJ "Classical Antiquities", (1980) no. 101 page 62 and Robinson DM & Harcum CG, "A Catalogue of the Greek Vases in the Royal Ontario Museum" (1930) nos. 511-515 pp. 243-44 pl. LXXXVIII.

Condition: Small cracks to the neck and very minor chips to the body, intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 8cm (3 1/8”)

Provenance: estate of Dr. Richard Vadaszy (1945 - 2000), New Jersey, acquired in the 1980's


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