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Accession_Number 45.6.34
adlib_title Sicilian black glaze lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Bell-shaped mouth tapering to a short neck that broadens to an ovoid body. High swung strap handle joins from neck to shoulder. Conical foot. 'Pagenstecher lekythos' type. Cf. CVA Michigan 1, pl. 27.11 (smaller but similar shape and surface, said to have been found at Taranto) and Lentini inv. 61597: Lagona 1973, no. 85, pl. 11 (more slender). Both of these examples have smaller handles. For Sicilian vessels of this shape (decorated with bands or undecorated) see examples from Selinunte (Anne Kustermann Graf, Selinunte. Necropoli di Manicalunga. Le tombe della Contrada Gaggera [2002] 181 inv. nos. 113/0 952 and 953, pl. 57 [tomb 113]); Camarina (MonAnt 54 [1990] 25, pl. VIII [tomb 590.2]; 54, pl. XXVI [tomb 799.1-2]; and pl. LXXXIII [tombs 1222.5-6 and 1232.2, which are taken to be (imitative of) Corinthian lekythoi).
Material Terracotta
Fabric Sicilian
Fabric_description Light brown, fine-grained fabric
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/3
Decoration Patchy brownish-black glaze fired red in places.
Inscriptions
Condition Perhaps repaired handle? Gloss is not shiny and s fired red and light brown on parts of the body. Small scratches on the body and the handle.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 325-300
Dating_details Dated by Michael Turner on the basis of comparison with Anne Kustermann Graf, Selinunte. Necropoli di Manicalunga. Le tombe della Contrada Gaggera {2002} 181 inv. nos. 113/0 952 and 953, pl. 57 (tomb 113).
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Image
2002.97.0017.JPG
2002.97.0017.JPG
Right side view of a black-glazed lekythos of 'Pagenstecher' type, showing rejoined (?) handle and brownish-black clay fired red.
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2003.37.0096.jpg
2003.37.0096.jpg
Right side view of a black-glazed lekythos of 'Pagenstecher' type, showing profile shape.
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Comparanda Perhaps there are similar things from earlier period in Cyprus and Near East. Look also in MonAnt 22 (1913) pl. 70.4 for comparanda to Michigan type. Contra Michael Turner (Sydney) who says (11.2003) that there are no black glazed examples of this shape.
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Height 7.5
Diameters Rim 2.6; neck 1.1; body 4.0; base 2.2
Handle_height 2.6
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Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 12.07.2002; 11.01.2006; 03.08.2006
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