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Greek Canosan pyxis decorated with the Third Labour of Herakles

G90

£400.00

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An unusual hollow votive pottery offering in the form of a circular pyxis standing on three lion’s paw feet. The tondo of the pseudo-lid is moulded with a depiction of the Third Labour of Herakles, the capture of the Ceryneian “Golden” Hind.

Culture
Greek Apulian colonies in South Italy, Canosan, 3rd Century BC

Condition
Surface wear and chipping, a repair to the lower body and also two of the legs. The surface would originally have been brightly painted and only the underlying white slip remains.

Size
10 x 14.5 cms

Provenance
Ex. deceased private estate, Battle, East Sussex, UK; acquired mid 20th Century

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