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Accession_Number 29.5.5
adlib_title Boeotian black figure lekanis
Shape Lekanis
Shape_description Handles move straight out horizontal to the body and both have small horns either side.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Outside, thirteen palmettes separated by dot rosettes above and single large dots below; coarse incised line across heart of each. In handle zone zigzags. Inside and outside foot-ring and base within foot-ring black. Top of rim black. Inside black with reserved band, then black band, than reserved circle with image of Sphinx inside it.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but not intact it has been pieced back together. On the inside, there are small scratches on the surface and patches where the glaze has faded to red or even its reserved colour. The glaze has also faded on the handles, and the edge of the rim is chipped. There is evidence of a greyish/white deposit on the inside of the rim. On the outside, the decoration is much more worn and faded, and the surface has small chips and flakes. The resting surface of the foot is chipped and in the centre of the foot has been scratched the letters T and I.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Northern Boeotia (?), provenience unknown.
Period
Date 5 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.19.0004.jpg
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Inscribed sphinx from the interior of a Boeotian Floral-ware lekane.
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2003.19.0005.jpg
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Inverted lekane. Palmettes decorating.
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2004.06.0001.jpg
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Exterior view of a Boeotian floral ware lekanis with ribbon handles, decorated with a palmette and rosette frieze.
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2004.06.0012.jpg
2004.06.0012.jpg
Interior view of a Boeotian lekanis with ribbon handles, showing a sphinx, facing right, in the tondo.
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2004.34.0049.jpg
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 20.4
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height H. 7.4
Diameters Diam without handles. 39.0
Handle_height H. 2.5; L. 3.0
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Georgina; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 03.09.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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