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Accession_Number 48.12.11
adlib_title Attic red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Little lion
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 5/6
Decoration Flared mouth, black inside, with flat rim which is reserved. Outside of mouth and handle black but neck and underside of handle reserved. Shoulder has two rings, the inner of dots and the outer of rays or lotus buds. Body is black with lustrious glaze except for a reserved band at top and bottom of main design which is a woman walking to right with her hand extended. Stem and foot are black and side of foot is reserved. Base is flat and reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Half of mouth is missing. Paint worn on handle, but remaining iridescent and lustrious on body. Small chip from base. Repaired on back of body and cracks on front at shoulder.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Left side view of an Attic red-figure lekythos.
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Back view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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Right side view of an Attic red-figure lekythos.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a female figure, profile to the right, reaching forward with her right hand.
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Detail of the front of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a female figure, profile to the right, reaching forward with her right hand.
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Detail of the front of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a female figure, profile to the right, reaching forward with her right hand.
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the shoulder design.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a female figure, profile to the right, reaching forward with her right hand.
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Back view of small Attic Lekythos showing that half the mouth is broken.
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Top view of Attic red-figure lekythos, showing that half of the mouth is broken.
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Bottom view of Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the reserved and slightly chipped base and part of the body.
Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 60 no. 15
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 10.3
Diameters Mouth 2.7; shoulder 4.6; base 3.1
Handle_height 2.7
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 06.01.2006; 27.07.2006
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