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Accession_Number 29.5.1
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Flared, shallow mouth. Resting surface and base concave.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/6
Decoration Black inside and out with a red rim. Handle is black on top and reserved underneath. Red line, drawn unevenly around base of neck. Shoulder has five-leaved palmette (red and black alternating) between two onlookers dressed in black but holding red objects. Body has a hoplite between two pairs of onlookers. Red for hair, folds of himatia, helmet and greaves. White for shield device which is of a leaf and spots (now faded) on palmette. Bands beneath picture, black to foot and on top of foot. Resting surface and base are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Large flake from surface taken from towards base. Colours remain strong. Black paint at bottom of body has suffered the worst.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 530-520
Dating_details
Artist Group of the Arming Lekythoi; Group of the Hoplite-Leaving-Home; Phanyllis Group E
Attribution Ure ('Near the Group of the Arming Lekythoi'); Beazley ('Group of the Hoplite-Leaving-Home' and, formerly, 'Phanyllis Group')
Image
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a hoplite among attendants.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a hoplite among attendants.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the base.
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2004.51.0002.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a hoplite among attendants (left).
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a hoplite among attendants.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a hoplite among attendants.
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Side/front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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Front view of an Attic figure lekythos.
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Side view of Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Front view of a black-figured Lekythos, showing the base.
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Bottom view of black-figure Lekythos
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.8; ABV 464.10
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 330362
Height 16.2
Diameters Mouth 4.2; body 9.1; base 4.9
Handle_height 3.4
Other_dims.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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