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Accession_Number 26.8.3
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Chimney mouth. Base has central concave circle.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/4
Decoration Mouth black inside and out with a reserved rim. Shoulder bars at base of neck, lower buds which have almost degenerated into rays. At top of body is a debased checker board in three rows. Main design is of Athena attacking a giant who is beaten to his knees, between trees. Below are reserved bands and rest of body is black. Top of foot is black as is lower step. Base has traces of black paint.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth rejoined. One side of design has worn worse than the other.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 480-470
Dating_details
Artist Emporion Painter; Haimon Painter
Attribution Katerina Volioti attributes this to the Emporion Painter, on the basis of the extensive use of black and absence of white, as well as the many black dots. Beazley attributed itto the 'Manner of the Haimon Painter': ABV 546.225
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth and shoulder design.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base.
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Front view of part of an Attic lekythos, showing Athena attacking a giant.
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Front view of a black-figure lekythos showing Athena attacking a giant in the gigantomachy.
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Front view of a black-figure lekythos.
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Comparanda Cf. Brussels A 2130 (Brussels CVA vii pl. 21.28); L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) 176 no. 334 (ill.).
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 13.3; ABV 546.225; LIMC s.v. Gigantes 2620
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 331323
Height 14.9
Diameters Mouth 2.6; body 4.5; base 3.6
Handle_height 2.9
Other_dims.
Location Greece
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Amy
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 10.01.2006; 25.06.2013
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