The Treasury - Fine Greek Art


11120. ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS. Greece, Athens, about 470 BC. The lekythos depicting the figure of a beautifully painted winged Nike (Goddess of Victory) flying right with head reverted and carrying a disk (victory wreath?) in her left hand, Greek key designs above and below. Of exceptionally beautiful classical style. Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired at Christie's Antiquities sale 6 July 1994. Attributed by Christie's to the Bowdoin Painter.

The Bowdoin Painter is known for his Attic red-figured lekythoi painted in the finest high classical style. His pieces are featured in major museums including two in the J. Paul Getty Museum, and others in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walter's Art Museum, and the Princeton Art Museum.