Greek vase with the head of a young man wearing a winged pilos helmet with dotted feathers. The offset bottom of the helmet with tiny spots.
The young man shows a short nose, a mouth with protruding lower lip, and a heavy chin. A large mass of hair on the temple. A vegetal ornament in front of the head. Behind a dotted point. A reserved base below.
The winged helmet is the attribute of Hermes or Perseus. Hermes was the messenger of the gods, Perseus instead a legendary figure who beheaded the gorgon Medusa.
For a related head, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 43228.
Size: H. 6 cm
Culture: Greek, Athens, 425-400 BC
Condition: Outstanding quality and condition. Intact, except for few reattached chips.
Provenance: Ex Munich private collection, acquired before 1976. Thence art market Munich, February 2019 sale.
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- Athénien grec
- Lekythos, Hermes ou Perseus
- Siècle/ Période
- Greek, Athens, 425-400 BC
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