Lot 41

A PAESTAN LEBES GAMIKOS Circa 4th Century B.C. Possibly attributed to a follower of Asteas, of typical form, with original lid and two tall vertical handles, the vessel is decorated on side (a) with a naked youth depicted dancing, wearing a wreath and holding two fronds of foliage, side (b) with a seated female figure, draped from the waist down, holding up a phiale, the details are highlighted in white and yellow slip, beneath each handle a large upright palmette is depicted, 22.5cm high,  Literature: For a more elaborated Paestan lebes gamikos see M. E. Mayo, The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia, no. 108, pp. 232 – 233. Provenance: From an old Augsburg collection, Germany; Ex Hirsch Nachfolger.

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500