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Accession_Number 34.8.1
adlib_title Attic red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Squat lekythos. Flared cup mouth.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Originally black inside, outside and on rim, as was handle and neck. Small ridge at base of neck. Back of lekythos is black and the design on the front is reserved and is of Nike (winged victory), flying with her hands outstretched presumably holding a wreath which is now lost. In front and below her is a swirling tendril. The detail on her clothing is drawn out in black. The foot is black on the top and reserved on the side and underneath, which is flat in the centre.
Inscriptions
Condition Neck has been repaired. Object is complete. Surface is badly damaged and paint has suffered from age on all areas. Nike herself, remains clear and undamaged.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 425-400
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.25.0009.jpg
2003.25.0009.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Nike flying towards the right, with her arms outstretched.
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2003.25.0096.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Nike flying towards the right, with her arms outstretched.
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2003.97.0690.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Nike flying towards the right, with her arms outstretched.
2003.97.0691.jpg
2003.97.0691.jpg
Side view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the handle.
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2003.97.0692.jpg
Top view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the mouth.
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2003.97.0693.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the reserved base.
2011.98.0071.jpg
2011.98.0071.jpg
Oblique 3/4 view of the left side of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the mouth of the vase and the body with Nike flying towards the right.
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2011.98.0072.jpg
Left side of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the shape of the handle.
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2011.98.0073.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Nike flying towards the right, with her arms outstretched.
2011.98.0074.jpg
2011.98.0074.jpg
Detail of the front of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, depicting a Nike (Victory), flying to the right and with her arms outstretched (awarding a wreath?).
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2011.98.0075.jpg
Detail of the front of the body of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, depicting Nike, flying to the right and with her arms outstretched (awarding a wreath?).
2011.98.0076.jpg
2011.98.0076.jpg
Right side of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the shape of the handle.
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2011.98.0077.jpg
Back view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the front of the handle.
2011.98.0078.jpg
2011.98.0078.jpg
Top view of Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the rim.
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2011.98.0079.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the reserved base.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 28.1
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 14259
Height 9.5
Diameters Mouth 2.7; body 5.6; base 4.3
Handle_height 3.1
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 29.08.2002; 20.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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