ostracon ancient art



Apulian Ribbed Squat Lekythos, 350-300 BC

Onion-shaped vessel with finely impressed ribs on the rounded exterior of the body.

The flat shoulder topped by a narrow neck with flared bell mouth. The thin handle curves from neck to shoulder.

The vessel is covered with an attractive jet black glaze that creates a brilliant reflection in any light.

Reserved just above and underneath the base.

For comparable examples, cf. Beazley Archive database nos. 9014274 and 9032276.

Intact and fine. Spalled area out of the body, minor spalling fixed.

H. 11.8 cm (4.6 in)

Swiss private collection, in family possession since the 1970s. Thence Swiss art market.

700 USD

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