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Large Greek Attic Blackware Lebes Gamikos Lot 20 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799541028 LOT 20Seller's Estimate: USD 800 - 1,200 Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 5th century BCE. A beautiful and sizable pottery lebes gamikos with a squat footed base, a gradually-widening body, a rounded shoulder with four raised nubbins, a petite rim on which rests a discoid lid with a knob-shaped handle, and a pair of high-arching parabolic handles. The lid fits perfectly around the rim of the vessel, and its minimalist presentation is only embellished with a single incised band around the handle. The majority of the vessel and lid are covered in a lustrous black glaze with only the interior of the vessel, the foot, and the underside of the lid uncolored. With beautiful traces of silvery and rainbow-hued iridescence scattered across the glazed surfaces, this is a fine example from ancient Athens! Size: 6.5" W x 5.5" H (16.5 cm x 14 cm). Lebes Gamikos (plural lebetes gamikoi) are important and highly-symbolic vessels created in the Classical world. High handles and ornate designs characterize this particular style, and were used primarily in times of great happiness or immense sorrow. This form of pottery is used during ancient marriage ceremonies. Its name literally translates to "marriage vase", and it was used to ritualistically sprinkle the bride with water prior to the wedding. Lebetes gamikoi were also an integral component of funerary rituals, used to consecrate the body of and act as a grave marker for women who died without experiencing the act of betrothal. Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection, acquired before 2000 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. #135378 Condition Report: Vessel repaired from multiple large pieces with some small areas of restoration, resurfacing, overpainting, and light adhesive residue along break lines. Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, light fading to glazed pigmentation, and some light roughness across most surfaces. Light earthen deposits throughout. 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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