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Accession_Number 27.4.12
adlib_title Boeotian black figure lekanis
Shape Lekanis
Shape_description Very shallow bowl. Foot hollow.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Rim decorated with black lines/petals. Inside of bowl, there is a thick band and then two smaller circles, accentuated by thin black bands. The outer circle contains small black dots, the inner circle, a star shape made out of seven lines with a black dot in the middle. Underside of the rim, shows same line/petal motif as other side, but then there is only a thin band. Inside this is an alternating swastika and dot rosette pattern, and then another thin band. A thick black band is around the neck of the foot, the rim and base of which are not glazed. The foot has a thin black band just inside the rim.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete; repaired from seven pieces. The rim is uneven, and contains two small but definite chips. All over the surface are small scratches and patches of wear. The pattern on the rim contains few subtle patches of red, the same colour as patches on the handles. Patterns in the centre of the bowl appear to have rubbed away in patches. Underneath, the patterns remain more prominant, but again small patches of wear are evident, especially around the rim. Inside the foot are greyish white deposits, that are also found underneath the rim in small patches near the handles.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0239.jpg
2002.97.0239.jpg
Oblique view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing both of the handles and the pattern on the interior.
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2002.97.0240.jpg
2002.97.0240.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing both of the handles and the pattern on the interior.
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2002.97.0241.jpg
2002.97.0241.jpg
Top view of the underside of a Boeotian lekanis, showing the pattern on the underside and the foot.
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2002.97.0242.jpg
2002.97.0242.jpg
Top view of the underside of a Boeotian lekanis, showing the pattern on the underside and the foot.
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2002.97.0243.jpg
2002.97.0243.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing the underside and the foot.
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2003.19.0002.jpg
2003.19.0002.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian Floral-ware lekane, showing the handles, rim, and interior.
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2005.89.0013.jpg
2005.89.0013.jpg

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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 20.3
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height H. 4.3
Diameters Diam. 12.5; with handles: 17.4
Handle_height H. 1.2; L. 2.5
Other_dims.
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 15.07.2002; 05.04.2004
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