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Accession_Number 25.9.4
adlib_title Attic or Corinthian black figure; white ground lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic or Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Body, shoulder and neck white ground. Cup mouth is black. Handle black on the back and cream ground underneath. On shoulder are two rows of radiating bars. Body design is an ivy-spray, with circles of dots and heart shaped leaves, between bands of grille pattern, at front only and all in black. Three wet-incised lines below. Side and base of foot heavily ruddled. Footring reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Black paint has worn on base and mouth. Main design remains clear. Colour varies on back from pink to cream.
Technique/Style Black figure; white ground
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450-440
Dating_details
Artist Beldam Painter
Attribution Ure (CVA) attributes this to the 'Workshop of the Beldam Painter'
Image
2003.12.0003.jpg
2003.12.0003.jpg
3/4-side view of two Attic black figure lekythoi, 25.9.4 at left and 29.11.2 at right.
2003.12.0074.jpg
2003.12.0074.jpg
Lekythos, side view. Body decored with ivy spray between bands.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 12.8
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 14362
Height 16.4
Diameters Mouth 3.1; body 4.8; base 3.8
Handle_height 3.9
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey. Joana Varela
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006. 05.04.2017
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