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Accession_Number 29.11.2
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth. The top of the rim slightly curving upwards. Cylindrical neck. Strap single handle connecting the beginning of the neck with the shoulder. Shoulder curves slightly down to straight body. Broad torus ring foot. Underside flat except conical center. Cf. Smith 2003, BSA 98, p.360, footnote 26, pl. 59 a-b (see also 'Comments').
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Main zone of body cream ground. Mouth black inside and out, lip reserved. Handle black underneath reserved. Shoulder is decorated with two rows of rays or buds (the lower row is slanted to the right). The body is decorated with a symposium scene: a man reclines and a seated woman plays the lyre, framed by two seated women and branches. Above the panel are two irregular rows of dots. Below the main scene are two uneven black bands, then the bottom of the body and top of the foot are black. Side and base of foot reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Paint slightly worn in places but overall in very good condition. Bad quality of gloss fired brownish. Gloss applied thinly on the exterior of the mouth and the handle.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 475-450
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group: Haimon Painter
Attribution Ure attriutes this to the 'Manner of the Haimon Painter'
Image
2003.12.0075.jpg
2003.12.0075.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the body decorated with symposium scene.
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2003.12.0078.jpg
2003.12.0078.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposium scene: man reclining, woman seated playing lyre behind couch, woman seated, branches.
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2003.97.0742.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposium scene.
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2003.97.0743.jpg
2003.97.0743.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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2003.97.0744.jpg
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved lip and painted interior.
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2003.97.0745.jpg
2003.97.0745.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base with conical centre.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 12.9; ABV 552.372
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 331466
Height 10.5
Diameters Mouth 2.8; neck 1.3; body 3.5; base 3.1
Handle_height 3.1
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Karen; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana varela
Date_edited 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 03.08.2006; 19.04.2017
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