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LOT 0067

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GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,310 - 15,830
USD ($) 12,320 - 17,250

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£9,000 (EUR 10,179; USD 11,090) (‡+bp*)

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HUGE CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURE LEKANIS LID
6TH CENTURY B.C.
19 1/2 in. (3.7 kg, 49.5 cm wide).

An extremely large Corinthian or Attic black-figure ceramic lekanis lid with concentric bands to the rim and handle; to the tondo, a frieze of painted figures comprising a swan, a regardant lion, two opposed sphinxes, another regardant lion, another swan, a bull, a lioness and part of another bull(?); restored.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired early 1990s.
Ex private American collection; thence by descent.
Private Swiss collection since 1998.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11614-199000.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession numbers 06.1021.23a, b; 74.51.364; 06.1021.23a, b and 27.116, for similar animal figures painted on different vessel types and 1991.11.1, for a comparable lid of this date; cf. The British Museum, museum number 1886,0401.1180, for a very similar lion figure.

CONDITION