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Accession_Number 45.6.17
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Flared mouth with flat lip. Handle starts halfway down neck, curves up and then down to join shoulder. Long, narrow body. Broad foot. Central concave section on base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Black mouth, black inside, reserved lip. Single curved handle black outside and reserved underneath. Bars at base of neck and lotus buds. At top of body are two rows of dots alternating black and white between black bands. Main design is of man reclining between two seated women. On couch beside him is a naked hetaira. Remains of branches with white fruit just visible. Figures are robed and detail is in white. Two reserved bands below on black glaze. Foot is stepped, side of both steps reserved. Base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but repaired at mouth and neck. Paint worn on shoulder, front, and foot. Surface has chipped off of some of the design, leaving the surface rough.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group
Attribution Beazley: ABV 706.389bis
Image
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Left side view of two Attic black-figure lekythoi, 45.6.17 (left) and 26.12.19 (right).
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing naked hetaira on couch (though largely flaked off).
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Left side view of an Attic lekythos, showing seated woman (though largely flaked off).
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing seated woman (though largely flaked off).
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing flared lip of mouth and worn shoulder.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base, and some of the body.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 12.12; ABV 706.389bis
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 306838
Height 16.9
Diameters Mouth 3.4; neck 1.3; body 5.6; base 4.4
Handle_height 3.7
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 02.08.2006
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