Attic Red Figure Lekythos: Satyr

Attic Red Figure Lekythos: Satyr

An ancient Attic Greek red-figure lekythos by the Bowdoin Painter decorated with an image of a nude satyr standing holding a kantharos and a thyrsos, a row of meander and cross patterns below.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 450 BC.
Height: 11 in. (27.9 cm).

The lekythos was used to hold olive oil in antiquity and was often left as a grave offering.

Published: J. Beazley, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, (New York, 1963), pp. 683 and 1665, no. 122bis, no, 208077

S. Lanz, Eine Satyrdarstellung aus dem Umkreis des Bowdoin-Maiers, Antique Kunst, 1973, pp. 57-59, pl 8,3.

Formerly in the collection of Professor Jorge Silvetti, Massachusetts; previously with a French private collection, 1960s; acquired from Munzen und Medaillen, Basel 1961.

Inv#: 6592


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