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N. Michailides Reproduction Greek Pottery Vessel Attic period 540 BC handpainted

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Seller: rcsweetpea (416) 100%, Location: Asheville, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 252653164665 Offering this replica on white clay~hand painted round box representative of Apollo and his raven. Hand painted by Nickolas Michailides in 1981. Original in Delphi Archelogical Museum. Measures 4" across. No condition issuesBelow is the description of the original work of art on display at the Delphi Archelogical museum. Attic white-ground kylixThis Attic White Ground kylix of the early 5th century BC has a most distinctive depiction of the Apollo. The god wears a white sleeveless chiton, which is fastened with pins at the shoulders, and a red himation wrapped around the lower part of his body. He sits on a cross-legged stool. A myrtle wreath garnishes his carelessly bound hair. He performs a libation by pouring wine out of a bowl with his right hand, while holding a seven-stringed lyre, whose sound-box is made of a turtle-shell, in his left hand. A raven looks on. This scene could allude to the myth of King Phlegyas's daughter Koronida (from the Greek korone = raven), who was in love with Apollo, although some scholars believe it is simply a bird with prophetic powers. These colourful figures on a white background are typical of Attic vase-painting of the early 5th century BC. This kylix is the work of an unknown artist, which some scholars identify with the so-called Berlin painter. The white-ground technique was developed at the end of the 6th century BC. Unlike the better-known black-figure and red-figure techniques, its coloration was not achieved through the application and firing of slips but through the use of paints and gilding on a surface of white clay. It allowed for a higher level of polychromy than the other techniques, although the vases end up less visually striking. The technique gained great importance during the 5th and 4th centuries, especially in the form of small lekythoi that became typical grave offerings. Important representatives include its inventor, the Achilles Painter, as well as Psiax, the Pistoxenos Painter and the Thanatos Painter. Material: Clay, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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