Ancient Sicilian Pottery Lekanis - Antiquities- Greek Magna Graecia Italy
Sicilian terracotta pottery lekanis painted with two female heads (Lady of Fashion) Painted in red-figure technique on each side of the lid and enlivened with added white paint, palmettes between the heads, a panel of vertical strokes on the upper part of the bowl. Made in Sicily and dates to circa 330-310 BC. Measures 7"D x 4.5"T and intact.
Provenance: Private Florida collection formed in the 60's.
For reference see: Green, J. R., Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 22, Philadelphia 1 (1986), Plate 29 (many examples).
Kranz, P. and R. Lullies, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Deutschland 38, Kassel 2 (1975), Tafel 81, 2-3 (small lekanis with female heads).
Romanelli, P., Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Italia 6, Lecce 2 (1979), IV Dr, Tavola 53, 1 (larger, but similar shape and decorative scheme), Tavola 56, 11-14 (small examples with female heads and palmettes).
Trendall, A. D., Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily: a Handbook, London, Thames and Hudson, 1989, 227, 2 and 4 (female heads on vases of the Darius-Underworld workshop).