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Accession_Number 44.1.2
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description 'Little lion' shape. Ure 1927, 54: 'Rhitsona Class P'; Haspels ABL 107: 'Little Lion Group'. Shallow mouth. Thin neck. Very thin disk foot. Base concave.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration Black lip above reserved neck which has black tongues below fine ridge at base. Single handle is black on top and reserved underneath. Black lotus flowers with white outer petals alternating with black buds border the flat shoulder. The body has shiny black glaze with two red lines at top and another just above bottom of body. Disk foot is reserved around edge. Base reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Half of foot disk is missing. White paint has faded a little on shoulder. Glaze remains.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 520-510
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.11.0097.jpg
Lekythos, side view. Handle and neck visible.
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Side view of small black figure Lekythos with handle to the left.
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2003.97.0468.jpg
2003.97.0468.jpg
Side view of Black figure Attic Lekythos with handle to the right.
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Top view of Attic Lekythos looking into mouth and showing tounge pattern on shoulder.
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Broken base of Attic Lekythos.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.12; ABV 516.8
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 330647
Height 11.3
Diameters Mouth 2.9; body 5.4; base 3.5
Handle_height 3.0
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 2 top
Edited_by Denise; Karen
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 05.04.2004
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