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Accession_Number 45.9.2
adlib_title Attic or Euboean red figure; white ground; plastic foot lekythos
Shape Foot lekythos
Shape_description Flat-lipped conical mouth, vertical strap handle rising from the bottom of the neck and reattached at the top of the 'ankle' on the body, which is in the shape of a left foot wearing a sandal. The base is a flat surface, separated from the sole by an incised line.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic or Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration The mouth, neck, handle are black. The body of the vase was treated with a white slip (colours probably indicated the straps of the sandal, yet such decoration only remains on the edges of the sole).
Inscriptions
Condition Sole of foot has been rejoined; whitish-gray deposits; black glaze slightly chipped; white slip has worn and chipped in patches.
Technique/Style Red figure; white ground; plastic
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 450-350
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Right side view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Bottom view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Front view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos, on its side.
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Top view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos, on its side.
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Back view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos, on its side.
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Back view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Right side view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Front view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Left side view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Top view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Top view of a foot-shaped white-ground lekythos.
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Profile view of the right side of a foot lekythos, with handle to right.
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Back view of a foot lekythos, showing the handle.
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Front view of a foot lekythos, showing the toes.
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Comparanda A nearly identical pair of vases (right as well as left foot) are in in the Gallatin Collection (now in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art): CVA Gallatin IIIK pl. 62.11-12. Both are larger than the Reading example; the Gallatin left foot is from Olbia (ex Chmielowski Collection); it is also published in Chmielowski Sale Catalogue, American Art Association, February 23024, 1922 no. 74. Ure notes two similar vases from Chalkis published in ArchEph 1907, 82, fig. 16, which are in turn compared with two in the National Museum in Athens, inv. nos. 9734 and 9735. A further example, which is, however, shod in a pointed slipper, was found at Rhitsona, and is in Thebes 6140 (R.57.3): CVA Thebes 1, pl. 68.4-5 (citing further examples in New York and Hanover); K. Demakopoulou and D. Konsola, Archaeological Museum at Thebes. Guide (1981) 63.
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 13.10
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 14396
Height 6.0
Diameters Rim 3.2
Handle_height 3.2
Other_dims. L. 8.8
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Georgia; Karen; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 17.09.2002; 10.06.2003; 05.04.2004; 13.05.2004; 11.01.2006
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