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Accession_Number 45.6.15
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description 'Little lion' shape; Rhitsona Class P (cf. Haspels, ABL 107). Shallow, flared mouth.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Black lip on mouth. Neck is reserved as is the underside of the single handle. Black tongues under fine ridge at base of neck followed by a circle of black lotus flowers with white outer petals alternating with black buds. Body has black glaze, rather ruddled. Two thin red lines at top of body just below shoulder and one two thirds of the way down the body. Black disk foot with edge reserved. Base flat and reserved except for a concave central circle.
Inscriptions
Condition Paint worn on mouth and body and base. Deposits under handle and on base.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.11.0094.jpg
Lekythos, side view. Shoulder decoration: black tongues, lotus buds and flowers. Body decoration: black with two red lines at the top and another 3 cm above the bottom.
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2003.97.0390.jpg
Left side view of an Attic black-figure 'little lion' lekythos
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure 'little lion' lekythos
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.13; ABV 516.7
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 330646
Height 10.1
Diameters Mouth 2.7; body 4.1; base 2.8
Handle_height 2.5
Other_dims.
Location Handling collection
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 16.10.2006
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