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Accession_Number 45.10.4
adlib_title Attic red figure lekanis lid
Shape Lekanis lid
Shape_description Central, circular knob handle, with flat top and inset rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Inside and outside of rim is black and there are five dots inside. Main design is two pairs of female heads all wearing head-dresses, facing one another. Detail painted in black. On outer rim are rough dots. Underside of lid is black.
Inscriptions
Condition Incomplete and repaired. Chips removed from rim. Glaze lost.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist Reading Lekanis Painter
Attribution Beazley cites this as the name vase of the 'Reading Lekanis Painter': ARV2 1501.1
Image
2001.99.0026.jpg
2001.99.0026.jpg
Top view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing the heads of four women.
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2001.99.0027.jpg
2001.99.0027.jpg
Top view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing the heads of four women.
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2001.99.0028.jpg
2001.99.0028.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing black-glazed underside.
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2001.99.0029.jpg
2001.99.0029.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing black-glazed underside.
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2003.62.0001.jpg
2003.62.0001.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of the top of a lekanis lid, showing the heads of four women.
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2003.97.0627.jpg
2003.97.0627.jpg
Side view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing damage to the rim.
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2003.97.0628.jpg
2003.97.0628.jpg
Side view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing damage to the rim.
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2003.97.0629.jpg
2003.97.0629.jpg
Top view of an Attic red-figure lekanis lid, showing the heads of four women.
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2007.01.0017.jpg
2007.01.0017.jpg
Front view of an Attic lekanis lid, showing broken area.
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Comparanda
Bibliography ARV2 1501.1; Sian Lewis, The Athenian Woman, An Iconographic Handbook (London 2002) fig. 4.27
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 230860
Height 4.6
Diameters Rim 11.7; knob 4.1
Handle_height 1.7
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi; Julia
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 11.01.2006; 03.08.2006; 09.05.2016
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