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Accession_Number 49.8.12
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Flaring mouth, flat rim on the top; single strap handle curves down from top of neck to shoulder; body tapers to thick disk foot; flat base except for concave central circle.Cf. "Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery", P.N.Ure (ed.), p48, pl. 16 nos. 18.52 & especially 18.62 (feet missing so cannot be compared)
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/4
Decoration Mouth and rim all black. Single handle is black on the outside and reserved on the underside. Neck is reserved. Shoulder has a row of rays and a row of lotus flowers. Body design is 10 rows of debased chequerboard. There are irregular drops of paint on the back. The decorated part of the body is followed by a narrow black band followed by black stem. The foot is black on the top but reserved on the side. Base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Paint has worn badly on the mouth and the handle. The paint on the body remains clear depite the original mistakes by the decorator. Chip on the base, smaller around the rim. Depositions around the stem. Gloss applied carelessly on the exterior of the mouth.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Spink
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Date
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Right side view of an Attic lekythos with a checkerboard pattern on the body.
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Oblique left-side view of an Attic lekythos.
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Front view of an Attic Lekythos showing neck, body and base.
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Back view of an Attic Lekythos showing handle, body and base.
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Top view of an attic Lekythos showing inside of mouth and shoulder.
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View of the base of an Attic Lekythos.
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Profile drawing of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Oblique view of an Attic lekythos showing rim and shoulder.
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Left side view of an Attic lekythos with a checkerboard pattern on the body.
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Back view of an Attic Lekythos, showing the handle, body and base.
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Right side view of an Attic Lekythos, showing the handle, body and base.
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Front view of an Attic Lekythos showing neck, body and base.
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Top view of an Attic lekythos, showing interior, black painted rim and decoration of row of lotus flowers.
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Bottom view of an Attic lekythos.
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Beazley_DB
Height 11.0
Diameters Mouth 2.8; body 5; base 3.3
Handle_height 2.5
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 27.07.2006
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