5780. Paestan Red Figure Lebes Gamikos
South Italian, Ca. 350 BC.
A fine vase with excellent provenance attributed to the Asteas-Python workshop, both sides with a female head in profile to the left, one wearing a dotted kekryphalos, the other wearing a dotted headband (sphendone), tongues on the shoulder, palmettes below the handles, the lid with black palmettes on the upper surface, bead-and-reel on the rim. Size 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) H. Condition is Intact. Ex Sothebys, London, 14 December 1987, lot 161. Ex Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases, no. 171). Ex John Kluge, Morven House Collection, VA.