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Accession_Number 48.12.10
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Long tall neck from the top of which handle loops up and then down to join edge of broad shoulder, curning slightly upwards. Straight body; sturdy, flat foot; concave base. Cf. Smith 2003, BSA 98, p349, footnote 24, pl. 58 d-f (see also 'comments').
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/8
Decoration Interior of the mouth and exterior of the handle black. Neck is reserved, as is the underside of the handle. Shoulder has two rows of rays radiating from neck. Body is cream ground and, from top to bottom, has two parallel horizontal black lines, meander 'key' pattern, three rows of grille and black line. In centre are three horizontal palmettes with a line, four row grille and black band. The pattern only covers the front of the pot and the back is left cream. Below this are three incised bands. Top of foot black. Reserved band on the foot. Underside reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth missing. Some flakes of paint from body have left a rough surface. Part of the white paint flaked off. Gloss is silvered on the lower part of the body. A small chip on shoulder. Gloss flaked off the handle and part of the decoration on the body.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.97.0423.jpg
2003.97.0423.jpg
Right side view of an Attic white-ground lekythos , showing black decoration on the body.
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2003.97.0424.jpg
2003.97.0424.jpg
Top view of an Attic white-ground lekythos , showing rays on the shoulder and lower neck.
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2003.97.0425.jpg
2003.97.0425.jpg
Bottob view of an Attic white-ground lekythos , showing the base and lower body.
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2005.89.0029.jpg
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2008.10.0019.jpg
2008.10.0019.jpg
Profile drawing of the right side of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration.
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2008.99.0581.jpg
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Oblique left-side view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration.
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2008.99.0582.jpg
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Left side view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration.
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2008.99.0583.jpg
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Front view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration.
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2008.99.0584.jpg
2008.99.0584.jpg
Right side view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration, showing handle.
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2008.99.0585.jpg
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Back view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration, showing the handle.
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2008.99.0586.jpg
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Bottom view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration, showing the base.
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Beazley_DB
Height 20.0
Diameters Neck 2.3; body (Largest diam.) 7.3
Handle_height 5.4
Other_dims. Base diameter 5.7
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 06.01.2006; 27.07.2006
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