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Accession_Number 49.4.1
adlib_title Attic red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description The mouth is conical, with a large aperture, the handle is banded and the foot is two-stepped and disk-shaped, with a small central concave dot underneath.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration The mouth is black inside and out with a reserved rim. The back of the handle is also black. The neck and underside of the handle are ruddled, as is the shoulder which has black dots and radial-shaped motif. There is a white band at the upper body surface with a yellow meander pattern, between yellow lines. The main design is that of a flying Nike facing right with a mirror in her left hand and a globular object in her right. She wears a kalyptra (head dress) and she is draped. Additionally, thinned glaze and black paint has been used for detail. Below the scene there is a similar meander pattern on a white band. The rest of the vessel is black.
Inscriptions
Condition The mouth is a little chipped and the neck has been repaired. There are bits missing from the shoulder, too. The largest part of the white bands has worn away, as has some of the paint on the foot. There are white and gritty deposits in the mouth and under the handle. The glaze below the meander is streaky. There is also colour loss on the back of the body but this appears to be due to firing.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical / High Classical
Date 450
Dating_details
Artist Beth Pelet Painter
Attribution Beazley: ARV2 729.11
Image
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Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing Nike, holding a mirror and flying to the right.
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2003.94.0084.jpg
Right side view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing reserved bands on body and side of handle, and part of decoration.
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2003.94.0085.jpg
Back view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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2003.94.0086.jpg
Left side view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing reserved bands on body and side of handle, and part of decoration.
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2003.94.0087.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing Nike, holding a mirror and flying to the right
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2003.94.0088.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the shoulder decoration.
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2003.94.0089.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base.
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2004.71.0003.jpg
Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing Nike, holding a mirror and a globular object, flying to the right.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 60 no. 17; ARV2 729.11
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 208964
Height 19.5
Diameters Rim 3.8; body 5.9; base 4.8
Handle_height 4.3
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 10.06.2003; 11.01.2006; 03.08.2006
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