Lot 4
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AN ATTIC WHITE-GROUND LEKYTHOS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MANNER OF THE SABOUROFF PAINTER, CIRCA 450-440 B.C. | An Attic White-Ground Lekythos, attributed to the manner of the Sabouroff Painter

15,000 - 25,000 GBP
bidding is closed


decorated with a seated woman holding a basket of offerings, and a woman standing with a wreath, cup and fillet suspended.


Joseph and Ernest Brummer, Paris and New York, acquired in 1924
Galerie Koller, Zurich, The Ernest Brummer Collection, Part II, October 16th-19th, 1979, no. 708, illus.
Galerie Günter Puhze, Kunst der Antike, Freiburg im Breisgau
acquired from the above by the present owner


Giorgos G. Kavvadias, Ho zôgraphos tou Sabouroff, Athens, 2000, p. 212, T36
Beazley Archive Pottery Database (BAPD), no. 9843

Catalogue Note

In the 1979 sale catalogue entry, Ann Birchall compares the present lekythos with the early work of the Sabouroff Painter, and with two cup fragments in particular: British Museum, inv. no. 1952.12-2.13 (Beazley Archive Pottery Database, no. 212193: http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/72CC4495-21B1-46EB-806F-7C0CAA50C580) and Orvieto, Museo Civico, Coll. Faina, no. 173 (Beazley Archive Pottery Database, no. 212240 (http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/2E6C62E7-74A8-405D-B136-608C44D2116D). Giorgos Kavvadias lists it in his catalogue of vases painted in the manner ("technotropia") of the Sabouroff Painter.