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Greek Attic Black-Figure Lekythos - Haimon Group Lot 18 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799540593 LOT 18Seller's Estimate: USD 5,000 - 7,000 Greece, Athens, ca. early 5th century BCE. A gorgeous and incredibly preserved lekythos attributed to the Haimon Group, a slender oil vessel with a disc foot, thin neck, and flared lip. This is an extremely rare depiction with a mythological scene, the scene is from the twelve labors of Herakles. John Boardman, in Athenian Black Figure Vases, describes vases with Herakles the Peloponnesian Hero as popular subject matter for Athenian vases. He was closely associated with Athena, the city Goddess. Here on this vessel we have Herakles wrestling the Cretan Bull and the moment Herakles brings the bull to its knees. His bow and quiver hang suspended in the field alongside tendrils and sashes at either end of the scene. The shoulder is decorated with a band of rays and the lower body and foot have black reserve bands. Size: 2.55" W x 7" H (6.5 cm x 17.8 cm) Ceramic production and painting took place in the northwest corner of Athens, in Kerameikos, where artisans created everyday household pottery as well as architectural decoration, roof tiles, and figurines. These were generally made on manually turned potter's wheels, and were either the product of one or two workers. There was no mass production. Athenian kilns were fired by wood and the temperature controlled the ultimate color of the pottery. Battle scenes were a common theme, as were stories from mythology, like see on this piece. Provenance: private collection of N. Koutoulakis, Geneva, Switzerland, acquired in 1988 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #129518 Condition Report: Light encrusted deposits on surface. Intact, with excellently preserved pigment. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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