The convex body of this vessel is decorated in black with a motive that was popular with certain artists in Corinth, a frieze of animals. In this case there are four panthers and three goats in alternating order. Around these there are rosettes and dots in the field. Above and below the central field are bands of concentric circles, with dots and rays above.
The vessel has a flanged ring base, the underside of which was also decorated with a series of concentric circles, and two upright handles. A raised lip is there to take the lid, which is knobbed and was decorated in red and umber with a number of encircling bands.
Greece, Corinth, Middle Corinthian, circa 600 - 575 B.C.
Provenance: Ex 19th century French collection; an export licence was issued by the Ministry of Culture of France in 2003; ex Charles Ede Ltd., London
Published: Greek Antiquities, Catalogue 46 (London, Charles Ede Ltd., 2004), no. 6471