ostracon ancient art



Attic Askos with Dog and Panther, ex Elsa Bloch-Diener, 425-400 BC

Attic red-figure askos decorated with a dog and a panther crouching on the domed top. The animals face the spout and are seen with one foreleg raised.
The panther has turned the head towards the viewer and shows a spotted coat.

The shallow vessel shows a low dome-shaped top, the small flaring spout raises obliquely from the shoulder; overarching handle. The flat base reserved with a tiny mold on the edge.

For a closely related example, cf. CVA Reading, University 1, 43, pl. (554) 27.5a-b. Beazley archive vase no. 14260.

H. 7 cm (2.8 in), L. 12 cm (4.7 in)
D. 9 cm (3.5 in)

Ex Swiss collection/gallery of Elsa Bloch-Diener, Berne, since the mid-1970s.

Excellent quality and condition. Tiny chip out of the shoulder mended.

3200 USD

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