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Accession_Number 26.12.20
adlib_title Perhaps Boeotian lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Heavy fabric. Cup mouth (with vertical sides) and neck are black. The shoulder is decorated with a ring of dots. Below the rim, is a frieze of radiating leaves. Body zone is covered with a white ground and is decorated with diagonal lines criss-crossing one another (net pattern), with thin bands at the top and bottom. Below where the handle would have been the body is reserved. Below is black, except for the reserved foot.
Inscriptions
Condition Missing handle, but we can see the remains of where it should have been. There are small chips on the rim of the neck, and the black has begun to rub away. At the base of the neck is a small amount of white deposit, which we can also see on the main zone. The main zone has been worn away in the middle and near one edge. There are small scratches and flaking decoration at the top of the foot.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 475-450 (?)
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0328.jpg
2002.97.0328.jpg
Right side view of a perhaps Boeotian white-ground lekythos decorated on the body with a net pattern.
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2002.97.0329.jpg
2002.97.0329.jpg
Top view into the black mouth of a perhaps Boeotian white-ground lekythos.
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2002.97.0330.jpg
2002.97.0330.jpg
Back view of a perhaps Boeotian white-ground lekythos, showing handle and shoulder design.
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2003.13.0087.jpg
2003.13.0087.jpg
Side view of lekythos. Shows net pattern design, missing handle.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 13.8
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 12.9
Diameters Neck. 3.0; body 4.5; foot 3.5
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Georgina; Karen; Kinsey. Joana Varela
Date_edited 07.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 05.04.2017
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