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Accession_Number 38.4.8
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Shallow cup mouth
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description Pink, fine-grained clay
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Mouth black inside and out with red lip. Shoulder has ivy leaf at front upright between two inverted lotus flowers. Body has a siren between two draped (male) onlookers, the right one holding a spear upright. No added colour, no incisions. Beneath figural zone is a horizontal band and then solid back to the top of the foot. Side of foot and underside reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete except for chips on the top of the foot. Decoration is worn and chipped.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Acquired in Athens
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a siren.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a siren.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth and shoulder decoration.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base.
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Oblique view of an Attic lekythos, showing the black foot, the black on the inside of the mouth and the red lip.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the siren with one male onlooker holding a spear upright.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing part of the siren with one male onlooker holding a spear upright.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the black handle and the bands and the black lower body.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing part the siren with one male onlooker.
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Front view of part of an Attic lekythos, showing part the siren with one male onlooker holding.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the siren with part of two male onlookers.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing part the siren with one male onlooker holding a spear.
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Front view of the top of an Attic Lekythos, showing the mouth and ivy decoration on the shoulders.
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Front view of the bottom of an Attic Lekythos, showing the base.
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3D Model
Comparanda Cf. AA (1914) 237 no. 52
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.11
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 14355
Height 11.1
Diameters Mouth 2.2; body 5.0; base 3.6
Handle_height 2.4
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 13.05.04; 06.01.2006
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