Greek Attic Sessile Kantharos – Owl, Athens, Greece, Ca 2nd quarter 5th century BCE. Estimate $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