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Accession_Number 45.6.37
adlib_title Attic black glaze; dipped squat lekythos
Shape Squat lekythos
Shape_description Conical mouth with a thick, slightly convex rim, merging into a short, tubular neck, from the top of which emerges a thick strap handle that loops down to the bottom of the shallow sloping shoulder; ovoid body; broad torus ring foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Streaky black glaze applied through dipping, so that a reserved band remains in the middle of the body. Reserved also on resting surface, interior face of foot, and underside. Streaky appearance and reserved section of belly suggest the presence of kiln supports during firing, as found on the example in Toronto (see discussion of dating, below). Black on the interior of the mouth.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, but chipped on the upper surface of the neck, with scratches and some white and grey deposits.Bad quality glaze fired brown on almost all the surface of the vase.
Technique/Style Black glaze; dipped
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 425-400
Dating_details
Artist
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Image
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Right side view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos.
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Left side view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos.
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Right side view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos.
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Top view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the mouth.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the reserved base.
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View of the base of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos.
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Top view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the handle, shoulder and damage on the rim.
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Oblique view from above of the front-left side of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos.
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Left side view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the handle anf the decor on the body.
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Back side view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the handle and the decor of the body.
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Right side view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the handle and the decor of the body.
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Front view of an Attic black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the decor on the body and the damage on the rim.
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Height 5.9
Diameters Mouth 2.2; neck 1.0; body 3.7; base 3.4
Handle_height 2.0
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Location Death
Edited_by Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 03.12.2003; 06.01.2006; 26.07.2006
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