Western Greek. Impressive and sizeable polychrome and partly gilded lebes gamikos in three sections. Sicily, Centuripe, ca. 275-225 BC.
Lebes gamikos was a jar associated with weddings.
Professionally put together from fragments and entirely complete.
Fragment TL tested by CIRAM laboratories.
Provenance: Swiss private collection before 1970
The fragments formerly, in the 1970’s, in the possession of Dr. Elie Borowski, Basel. Another part of Borowski’s Centuripe vases was auctioned by Christie’s, New York, in June 2000.
Cf. G. Pugliese Carratelli, The Western Greeks (London 1996) p. 751 nr. 388.