Campanian Red-Figure Squat Lekythos: Ixion Painter
An ancient Campanian Greek red-figure squat lekythos with Eros capturing a goose. Attributed to the Ixion painter.
Campania, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
The Ixion Painter is the name given to the foremost Campanian vase painter of the late 4th century BC. Numerous vases have been attributed to his hand on the basis of style. He is named after a neck-amphora in Berlin showing the punishment of the mythological Greek king Ixion.
Published: A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figure Vases of Lucania, Campania, and Sicily, (1983), Supplement 3, p. 162, no. 847a.
Formerly in a Connecticut private collection, acquired in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1970.