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Accession_Number 45.6.18
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Flared mouth with flat on the top rim. Single strap handle curves from top of shoulder down to top of body. Small torus flat base, divided from the body with a groove. Cf. "Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery", P.N.Ure (ed.), p40, lip type j
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Mouth, handle and the upper part of the neck have been dipped in a brownish, lustreless, uneven glaze. Neck has five vertical, black tongues. The body is patterned in coarse-meshed net which occasionally overlaps onto foot, which is small but uneven. Base flat and reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Large chip taken from body but not creating a hole. Paint around mouth and handle has flaked off. Bad quality glaze fired brown on the top of the rim, handle and neck.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 375-300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.13.0004.jpg
Two Attic lekythoi decorated with net patterns on the bodies (26.12.20 at left and 45.6.18 at right).
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2003.13.0088.jpg
2003.13.0088.jpg
Side view of Attic lekythos showing coarse-meshed net design on body.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 13.9
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.1
Diameters Mouth 2.6; neck 1.3; body 3.3; base 2.2
Handle_height 2.9
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Teifi; Julia
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006; 27.07.2006; 12.05.2016
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