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Accession_Number 47.10.3A-B
adlib_title Boeotian Lekanis with lid
Shape Lekanis with lid
Shape_description Lid: tall, conical, flat-topped knob on a sharply sloping conical lid, with plain rim, vertical profile, flat underside, leading to a short flange (0.3) to sit within lekanis. Lekanis: slightly everted, rounded rim with flat lip, on a deep bowl with straight walls in two parts, separated by a sharp carination near the bottom, attached to a short disk foot, angled on inside and out, with a slightly convex underside. From either side of the rim extends a semicircular horizontal handle, round in section, that rises very slightly, flanked by short pointed spurs or lugs on either side of the handle.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration Lid: glazed black, except for the underside. At the middle of the lid are two purlish-red narrow bands; a third narrow band surrounds the rim of the lid. Lekanis: glazed black, except for the underside. Interior decorated with a purplish-red band high up the outer wall, and two red bands in the bowl; exterior decorated also with three purplish-red bands, two higher up and one lower on the outer wall.
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Condition Lid intact and complete except for a large chip missing from the rim. Lekanis comprised of three or more rejoined pieces, rejoined with some plaster restorations, preserving one handle, most of the foot, and approximately 2/3 of the body of the bowl. The surface on both parts is somewhat worn, with whitish-gray patches, chips and scratches, and some black glaze eroded.
Technique/Style
Provenance From Rhitsona, Boeotia (from the bushes)
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Front view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing the interior decoration of red bands.
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Side view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing the side which is complete with the remaining handle.
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Bottom view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing side broken and plaster repair of base.
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Detailed view of the bottom of a Boeotian lekanis, showing base repaired with white plaster.
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Side view of a Boeotian lekanis lid, showing exterior decoration of red bands.
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Oblique side view of a Boeotian lekanis lid, showing the reserved interior.
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Side view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing missing parts of the body.
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Oblique view, from above, of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis with lid.
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Profile view of a lidded black-glazed Boeotian lekanis.
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Side view of a lidded black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with horizontal handle broken away.
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Profile view of a lidded black-glazed Boeotian lekanis.
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Side view of a lidded black-glazed Boeotian lekanis; broken side reveals the interior.
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Top view of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis lid, with knob.
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Underside of Boeotian lekanis lid.
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Oblique view of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with the lid removed.
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Over head of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with the lid removed, showing the interior.
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View of the base of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis.
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Front view of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with the lid removed, showing the remaining handle.
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Left side view of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with the lid removed, showing the remaining handle.
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back side view of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with the lid removed, showing the remaining handle.
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Right side view of a black-glazed Boeotian lekanis, with the lid removed, showing the damage in the body.
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Beazley_DB
Height Together 13.1; lekanis 8.4; lid 5.4
Diameters Lid: knob max. 3.5, knob min. 2.3, rim 16.9, flange 14.2. Lekanis: rim 16.9, carination 13.3, stem 6.1, base (restored) 17.2
Handle_height 1.2
Other_dims. H. foot 0.8, W. handle 5.0, W. between lugs 8.8, th. handle 1.0; depth handle 2.6
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Teifi; Amy; Joana Varela
Date_edited 15.07.2002; 11.09.2006; 11.08.2011; 24.04.2017
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