Auction 85 - Antiquities sessione unica
lunedì 14 dicembre 2020 ore 14:00 (UTC +01:00)
ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS WITH ATHENA AND ATHANASIA Attribuited to the Nikon Painter, 470 - 450 BC
ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS WITH ATHENA AND ATHANASIA
Attribuited to the Nikon Painter, 470 - 450 BC
height cm 28; diam. cm 6
Enclosed between two flags of menanders, the Goddess Athena is depicted standing and armeda, while she turns her eyes to a draped figure. She is Athanasia, the personification of immortality. Words of praise are realized among the figures. Restored. Provenance: Private collection, London; acquired in Brussels from Alara Gallery on 1994; formerly in an old German collection (Düsseldorf).