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Accession_Number 46.9.1
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description 'Little lion' shape. Shallow, flaring mouth; thin neck from the top of which a single strap thin handle curves down to the flat shoulder; slight ridge between neck and shoulder; body tapers down to disk foot; base flat with central concave circle. Cf. Agora 12 part 2, no. 1115, pl. 38
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Mouth coloured black inside, outside, neck red. Handle black on outside and reserved underneath. On shoulder, black rays below fine ridge at base of neck, then lotus flowers - white outer petals alternating with black buds. Body has a silvery black glaze with two red lines at top, another just under the figure scene and another just in the junction with the base. In added white, bearded charioteer with two galloping horses. They are in profile to the left. He is holding the reigns of the horses. Naked with fillet on hair and belt, both shown incised. Row of white dots above the scene. Details of man's body and horses' incised. Disk foot has reserved edge, base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Gloss has lustre and white design is undamaged. Small chips on body and top of the rim. Black gloss flaked off handle.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Bought from Mikas, Paris
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 525-500
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Artist
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Image
2003.92.0143.jpg
2003.92.0143.jpg
Bottom view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing the reserved base with central concave circle.
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2003.92.0144.jpg
2003.92.0144.jpg
Top view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing the black rim, interior and handle, and the ray decoration on the shoulder.
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2003.92.0145.jpg
2003.92.0145.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing shoulder decoration of rays and lotus buds and main body decoration of bearded charioteer.
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2003.92.0146.jpg
2003.92.0146.jpg
Left side view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing the reserved neck and side of handle, and the fronts of the charioteers' horses.
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2003.92.0147.jpg
2003.92.0147.jpg
Back view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing black handle and back of body.
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2003.92.0148.jpg
Right side view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing reserved neck and side of handle, and black side of body.
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2003.92.0149.jpg
2003.92.0149.jpg
Front view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing the main decoration of a bearded charioteer with white dots in the field.
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2003.92.0150.jpg
Front view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing the main decoration of a bearded charioteer with white dots in the field.
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2003.97.0471.jpg
Front view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing the main decoration of a bearded charioteer with white dots in the field.
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2010.98.0151.jpg
Side view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos.
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Side view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos.
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2010.98.0153.jpg
2010.98.0153.jpg
Close-up detail of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, depicting a bearded charioteer.
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2010.98.0154.jpg
2010.98.0154.jpg
Oblique bottom view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, depicting a bearded charioteer.
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2010.98.0155.jpg
2010.98.0155.jpg
Top view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing pattern on the rim.
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Comparanda
Bibliography ABV 516.9
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 330648
Height 9.6
Diameters Mouth 2.4; neck 1.3; body 4.8; base 3
Handle_height 3.3
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 06.01.2006; 23.08.2006
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