Lot 42

AN APULIAN LIDDED PYXIS Circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C. The circular vessel stands on a short foot, with shallow curved body, decorated with a wave pattern around the rim from which two flat handles protrude, the lid of the vessel depicts a running lion with his forelegs outstretched, mid-gallop, with a shaggy mane and his tongue stuck out, and a slender hound, also portrayed running with his head raised and ears back, 11cm high, 14cm diameter,  Provenance: Private collection, New York, U.S.A., acquired in the 1980s, and thence by descent.  This comes with a thermoluminescence test report from Oxford Authentication confirming its antiquity.

Estimate: £600-£800