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Accession_Number 34.10.13
adlib_title Attic red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Squat lekythos. Flared mouth with flat rim. Thin neck with single curved handle attached at top and finishing at shoulder. Ridge separates the neck from the shoulder.Cf. Agora 12 part 2, no. 1138, pl. 38
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/6
Decoration On front of body is the head of an Amazon facing right. Hair black and wearing head scarf with black dots. Foot ring is reserved. Base is ruddled and the outer circle slopes into the central circle which is convex.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Small chips on rim and foot. Design remains clear. Small chips to paint around mouth. Body beneath handle is red in places, with small amount of white deposit.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance From Athens
Period High Classical / Late Classical
Date 400
Dating_details
Artist Straggly Painter
Attribution Beazley: ARV2 1368.22
Image
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Squat lekythos, front view, showing female head, with end of alopekis (at left) and battle axe (right).
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Front view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the head of an Amazon (?).
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Back view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the handle.
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Top view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the mouth.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the reserved base.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 28.3; ARV2 1368.22
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 230170
Height 6.6
Diameters Mouth 2.3; neck 1.1; body 4.2; base 3.4
Handle_height 2.3
Other_dims.
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 20.04.2004; 10.01.2006; 31.07.2006
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