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Accession_Number 49.8.2
adlib_title Apulian red figure lekanis lid
Shape Lekanis lid
Shape_description The two-stepped handle has its upper part in the shape of echinus, while the lower part is a smaller, plastic ring. The body is conical and the rim is incurving.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration It has a central knob handle with moulded ridges that bears a red spoked wheel and a red band with a reserved rim. Additionally, it has a black and red down moulded handle with two bads at the bottom. Both sides depict a female head with ornate head dress, made of whitish thin bands and dots, shorter and thinner yellow ones, as well as of ovaloid or curving mottifs. A lock falls over, accross the neck. A spiral pattern is used to fill the surface between the end of the kalyptra (hair dress) and the beginning of another motif; a palmette, used as decoration on either side, while a floral pattern fills the space between the chin and the other side of the palmette. One of the heads wears a neclace made of yellow beads, while her earing is painted over the hair with big round spots. Between the two heads there are palmettes (fan-shaped ornament composed of narrow divisions) with added yellow for few details. Around the bottom of the rim there is a wave pattern to the left. The underside is completely reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Almost intact (only one bit has been pitched off). The gloss has lost its lustre but yellow and white remain clear. Small dark deposits on underside.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 330-310
Dating_details
Artist Stoke-on-Trent Painter; Baltimore Painter
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RVAp 2.892.309, attribute this lekanis lid to the Stoke-on-Trent Painter, an associate of the Baltimore Painter.
Image
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Pyxis lid with red figure woman's head.
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View of a red figure pyxis lid featuring a woman's head.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a triangular palmette.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a triangular palmette.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing the reserved top of the knob.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing the reserved interior.
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Oblique view, from above, of the front of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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Oblique view, from above, of the back of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 30.3; A. Cambitoglou, "Groups of Apulian red-figured vases decorated with heads of women or of Nike," JHS 74 (1954) 114; RVAp 27/309
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 9.6
Diameters Rim 18.1; base 8.3
Handle_height 3.4
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Georgia; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.06.2003; 20.04.2004; 11.01.2006
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