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Accession_Number 11.10.19
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Fragment
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Shoulder: frieze of bars at base of neck; below, five palmettes, consisting of a central group of three, the middle one inverted, and one at each side with its stem on the side away from the handle. The lower branch of each stem curls into a spiral from the end of which a leaf grows. There are dots in the field. Body: black except for a pair of red lines around the top.
Inscriptions
Condition Single fragment preserving the lower part of the neck, handle, and shoulder, as well as the top of the body. Black surface is worn, and the red surface is stained.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist Theseus Painter
Attribution Ure (CVA) notes that the shoulder pattern is very near to that of the Theseus Painter
Image
2003.12.0002.jpg
2003.12.0002.jpg
Oblique view of the shoulder of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 12.2; Haspels, ABL, 145, pl. 42.4, 43;
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB 14363
Height
Diameters Shoulder: 8.0
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location
Edited_by Karen
Date_edited 05.04.2004
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