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Greek Attic Sessile Kantharos – Owl, Athens, Greece, Ca 2nd quarter 5th century BCEEstimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Artemis Gallery

Super rare and wonderful terracotta kantharos with a beautifully iridescent allover black glaze decorated in red-figure technique with owl looking forward standing between two laurel sprigs, Greek key along base.  Reverse with four bands of decoration. Size:  4-1/4″D x 4-1/8″ H.

Provenance: J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Zurich in May 1984.

Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001

Artemis Gallery LIVEAntiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art. February 13, 2015