This lekyth whose white-backed belly is decorated with a frieze of pampers and corymbs was intended to contain perfumes and scented oils. It comes from the studio of the Painter of Beldam, active in Athens at the very beginning of the 5th century BC.
Visible cracks, if not in a good state of preservation.
Provenance: Adolphe Reinach (1887- died for France in 1914 at the age of 27, nephew of Salomon Reinach), then by descent.
An old label appears under the foot.
An estimation of the piece had been made in 1980.
Like his uncle Salomon, Adolphe Reinach was an archaeologist and member of the French School of Athens.
12 900 €
16 000 €