Attic Greek Red-Figure Squat Lekythos with Artemis

Greek · Attic, ca. 450 B.C., Attributed to the Painter Oxford 1920

Material

Terracotta

Dimensions

H: 15.8 cm (6.2 in)

Dia: 10.1 cm (3.9 in)

Reference

35394

Price

$89,000

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Overview

An outstanding quality red-figure lekythos is decorated with Artemis in her role as a huntress. The goddess moves rapidly to the right, bowstring drawn. She wears a long, finely-pleated chiton with an overfall (Apoptygma) girdled at her waist, and a panther skin draped around her shoulders. Her hair is dressed under a cap (saccos), with an errant lock just in front of her ear. A quiver is behind her, capped at both ends.

Provenance

Art market, prior to 1990;

Hesperia Arts Auction, New York, 27 November 1990, lot 119;

The Gilbert Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired in London, 17 February 1995.

Published

Hesperia Arts Auction, New York, 27 November 1990, lot 119;

From Myth to Life: Images of Women from the Classical World, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 12 March – 10 October 2004, p. 50, no. 11;

GLUEK, G., From Myth to Life: Images of Woman from the Classical World, The New York Times, August 20, 2004, p. B28.

The Gilbert Collection: by Phoenix Ancient Art, New York, 2019, no. 90

Exhibited

From Myth to Life: Images of Women from the Classical World, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 12 March – 10 October 2004, p. 50, no. 11;

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 12 February -31 July, 2005;

Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, 18 September – 3 December 2005;

La Biennale, Grand Palais, Paris, 11-17 September 2019;

PAD London, Berkeley Square, London, 30 September 6 – October 2019