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Accession_Number 34.8.6
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Flared mouth with slightly curving lip.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Lip reserved. Inside is black. Single curved handle is black on top and reserved underneath. Shoulder has bars at base of neck with lotus buds at edge. Main zone of body is drawn on cream ground. Part of the way around the body is a double row of black dots. Charioteer driving four (?) horses to right at speed with a person (possibly Athena ?)running beside in the background. Below are black bands. Foot steps down twice and the lower step is black. Base is reserved and concave in the center.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth has been repaired. Paint worn on mouth and handle. Deposits on base. Main zone design remains colourful but faded in parts.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic / Early Classical
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group: Haimon Painter
Attribution Beazley attributes this vase to the 'Manner of the Haimon Painter': ABV 545.179
Image
2003.12.0001.jpg
2003.12.0001.jpg
Front view of two Attic black-figure lekythoi (29.11.1 at left and 34.8.6 at right).
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2003.12.0073.jpg
Front view of a Lekythos showing an obscured/damaged depiction of horses pulling quadriga.
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2003.12.0076.jpg
Front view of a lekythos, showing a driver of quadriga, with Athena running alongside.
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2011.03.0013.jpg
Front view of a lekythos, showing a driver of quadriga, with Athena running alongside.
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2011.03.0016.jpg
Front view of a lekythos (middle).
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 12.6; ABV 545.179
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 305857
Height 16.5
Diameters Mouth 3.2; body 5.5; base 4.6
Handle_height 3.8
Other_dims.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 19.04.2017
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