Attic Black-Figure Alabastron: Diosphos Painter
An ancient Greek Attic black-figure alabastron attributed to the Diosphos Painter. The scene depicts Leto stepping into a quadriga, with Apollo holding a kithara. Behind Leto follows Hermes. Above and below are bands of white ground decorated with open and closed palmettes.
The Diosphos Painter was an Athenian vase painter active from 500 475 BC, many of his surviving works are on lekythoi. He was thought to be a pupil of the Edinburgh Painter, who also trained the Sappho Painter.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (2001), no. 202.
Formerly in a New York private collection acquired from Charles Ede, London in 2000.