Athenian black figure pottery lekythos with chariot decoration

G313

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A black figure pottery lekythos painted with a horse-drawn chariot approaching a seated figure. It is an unusual feature that all four figures are painted with white flesh tones and therefore represent women. The standing figure behind the horses appears to wear a crested helmet and probably depicts the goddess Athena.

Culture
Greek, Athens, c. 500-450 BC

Size
13.6 x 4.2 cms

Condition
Repaired ont he handle and neck, some chipping and wear as shown in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; acquired from an older collection during the mid-late 20th Century

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