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GP207

A Greek Squat Net Lekythos, Hellenistic Period, circa 3rd century BC

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 wide, diagonal latticed pattern with white dots appearing at the intersections. The upper part of the neck is painted solid.

For a 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:  Complete, with handle rejoined and heavy mineral deposits in some areas, overall in very good condition.    A nice piece.

Dimensions:  Height: 8.5 cm (3 1/4”)

Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the late 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was an archaeologist excavating in the Anatolian region of Turkey and during this time he assembled his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the Near East.

 

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