ostracon ancient art



Attic Lekythos with Chariot Race, Haimon Group, ca. 490 BC

White ground lekythos decorated in black-figure with two quadrigae at full speed to right, one overlapping the other by about a horse's length.

The charioteers lean forward in their chariot boxes and hold goad and reins.

The artist creates a mix-up with the different teams – the leading horses appear on the foreground while their charioteer is hidden behind the following team.

The frieze with a band of checkerboard pattern above and of enclosed dot rosettes below.

Five palmettes in silhouette technique on the shoulder. Tiny tongues at the join to the spout.

Attributed to the Haimon Group, part of a prolific workshop active at the beginning of the 5th century BC.

Intact and of unusual, rather broad shape. Superb condition with minor pitting.

H. 13.3 cm (5.2 in)

Munzen und Medaillen Fair, Basel, sold May 1985 (with original invoice). Thence Swiss private collection of Dr. Roland Hartmann, with original inventory sheet.

4600 USD

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