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Accession_Number 34.8.5
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Chimney mouth. Base flat except for a central concave section.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/4
Decoration Mouth black on inside and out but with a reserved rim. Neck and underside of single handle are reserved. Shoulder design is of rays and long, thin buds. Body, from top to bottom, double row of dots joined by zig-zags on white background, black bands, main design, 'key' pattern on white background, black bands and black stem. Main design is, from left to right, a chariot being driven right, a woman facing right, four horses facing right with attendant behind, seated figure facing left, holding a spear. Detail is incised and some parts are picked out in white. Foot is black on top and half the side is black, the rest reserved. The base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Neck and handle have been reattached. Deposits inside the mouth. Decorative paint worn on the design. Small chip to the base.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 475-450
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group: Haimon Painter
Attribution Ure (CVA) attributes this to the 'Manner of the Haimon Painter'
Image
2003.13.0003.jpg
2003.13.0003.jpg
Right side view of two Attic black-figure lekythoi, 25.6.3 (left) and 34.8.5 (right).
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2003.13.0009.jpg
2003.13.0009.jpg
Left side view of two Attic black-figure lekythoi, 25.6.3 at left and 34.8.5 at right.
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2003.13.0086.jpg
2003.13.0086.jpg
Side view of lekythos. To left, heads of horses pulling quadriga; seated woman to right.
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2003.13.0099.jpg
2003.13.0099.jpg
Side view of lekythos. Shows charioteer (left) mounting quadriga, with woman (right) holding horses' goad.
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2003.97.0434.jpg
2003.97.0434.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a chariot and a seated figure.
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2003.97.0435.jpg
2003.97.0435.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a seated figure on body.
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2003.97.0436.jpg
2003.97.0436.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth and shoulder.
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2003.97.0437.jpg
2003.97.0437.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base and lower half of the body.
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2011.03.0012.jpg
2011.03.0012.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a chariot and a seated figure.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 13.2; ABV 543.127
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 305805
Height 19.0
Diameters Mouth 3.2; neck 1.6; body 6.1; base 4.6
Handle_height 3.6
Other_dims.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 19.04.2017
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