Black figure Athenian Lekythos of Haimon painter

Object number
Object: Lekythos (ancient oil vessel)

Material: Red clay with red and black slip
So-called black figure pottery

Date: First half 5th century B.C.

Description:    Small discus-shaped profiled foot, high cylindrical body slightly opening to the top, high thin neck, conical mouth flat on top, flat handle.
Decorated with chariot pulled by four horses, two human figures to the right, one holding the reins, the other a lance. Third figure behind the horses facing the other two, another human figure in front of the horses and turning to them.
Foot and lower part of body fully covered with black slip. Three bands of short vertical lines framed by thin horizontal lines above the scene. Radiate decoration on shoulder. Outside of mouth and handle covered with black slip.

Size: Height 160 mm, diameter 46 mm

Condition: Restored from several fragments, small parts remodeled incl. part of the foot. Overall very nice impression. Old stickers "2", "49539", "835" on foot.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden 2, Pl. 94.9-10; 102.3-4
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Heidelberg, Universität 4, Pl. 174.8-9
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Prague, Universite Charles 1, Pl. 34.6-7

Provenance: Acquired 2021 from Mr. M.B., Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, who acquired the oinochoe and other objects from the collection of M.T., Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Inherited from his parents who acquired the object in Germany in the 1960s. A note from the antiquities dealer Dr. Kurt Deppert, "Kunstwerke der Antike", Frankfurt am Main, dated February 08, 1968, sets the terminus ante quem the object was acquired into the collection T. Dr. Deppert was requested by the family T. to provide a short assessment of the collection, which he did along with a detailed description of all objects.

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