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Accession_Number 38.12.1
adlib_title Attic red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Squat lekythos. Flared mouth. Ridge at top and base of neck.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Mouth is black inside, outside and on rim, as is handle and neck. Body has black glaze apart from design on front which is a sphinx with face and hind feet missing. Below is an egg frieze. A diluted glaze has been used for fine dots and strolus on wing. Foot is unevenly glazed on side. Resting surface and raised base are ruddled and flat.
Inscriptions
Condition Glaze remains shiny and the paint has only worn away in small sections at the back. Large chips taken from the front of the object obscuring parts of the picture.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance Probably from Etruria
Period Classical
Date 450-425
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.25.0094.jpg
2003.25.0094.jpg
Squat lekythos, side view. Shows sphinx, facing right.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 28.4
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 14273
Height 7.2
Diameters Mouth 2.7; body 6.6; base 6.1
Handle_height 2.0
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 29.08.2002; 20.04.2004; 11.01.2006
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