Eastern greek imitation of a Lydion
Ancient oil vessel with high foot. Acquired in 1965 at Hermann Zirkel Gallery in Cologne.
Eastern greek imitation of a Lydion (oil vessel)
Fair clay with partially preserved black slip
About 6th - 5th century B.C.
Bulbous vase with high conical foot, short cylindrical neck and a broad horizontal lip.
Height 113 mm, diameter 69 mm
Good condition, lip partially restored, otherwise undamaged. Slip strongly worn.
See Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Geneva, Musee d'art et d'histoire Pl. 87.6, there a more delicate piece with shorter foot
Acquired 2018 from the German family collection Bergweiler which was formed over several generations. Acquired by Ä. and P. Bergweiler June 10th, 1965 at Antiquitätenhandlung Hermann Zirkel, Cologne, Germany.
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