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Accession_Number 45.6.16
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Flared cup mouth. Strap Handle descending from top of neck to sloping shoulder. Base has a central concave section.Cf. "Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery", P.N.Ure (ed.), p49 shape class K, pl. 15 no. 80.249
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Mouth black inside and out with partly reserved top of rim. Handle black on its exterior. Neck reserved. Shoulder is decorated with 2 rows of rays. The body is decorated with a row of palmettes. Three out of four are preserved. They are divided by black vertical lines and circled by white arches. The leafs of the palmettes are incised. On their lower part, they are connected with a black vertical chain. Broad black band below main zone. Bottom of body is black, as is top of foot. Side of foot and underide are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Black gloss is still shiny at parts. Large flakes of clay have come away from the lower part of the body. Paint flaked off on mouth, handle, on a large part of the body decoration, shoulder and foot.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500-490
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.12.0079.jpg
Lekythos, side view. Body decorated with palmettes and lotuses, partially damaged.
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Back view of Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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2003.97.0442.jpg
Top view of Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth.
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2003.97.0443.jpg
Bottom view of Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 12.10
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 14357
Height 13.8
Diameters Mouth 3.5; body 5.3; base 4.0
Handle_height 3.4
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 27.07.2006
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