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Accession_Number 49.8.5
adlib_title Etruscan lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Broad, flat rim; short strap handle; body shaped rather like a bombylios, with moulded rings; small ring foot; concave base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/2
Decoration Black tongues on mouth and black rim. Horizontal parallel black bars on handle. Black tongues on moulded ring level with bottom of handle. Upper part of body ridged, painted with black and purple bands, then black, purple bands with groups of vertical lines. Body has moulded rings. Around base tongues and black foot. Reserved, concave base.
Inscriptions
Condition Chip in mouth and a small on the ring foot. Paint badly worn. Flaking on mouth, body, base. Scratches on the body. Rust on mouth.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Early Archaic
Date 625-600
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Right side view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing pattern around the body.
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Left side view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing pattern around the body.
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Top view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing the mouth decorated with daisy pattern.
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Underside of an Etruscan lekythos, showing the reserved base and surrounding daisy pattern.
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Oblique top view of the left side of an Etruscan lekythos.
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View of the left side of an Etruscan lekythos, showing the handle, to left.
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Back view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing the handle.
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Right side view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing pattern around the body.
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Front view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing pattern around the body.
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Top view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing the mouth, with tongue decoration.
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Bottom view of an Etruscan lekythos, showing the base, with tongue decoration.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 9
Diameters Mouth 3.4; neck 1.4; body 4.6; base 1.9
Handle_height 2.0
Other_dims.
Location 7.1.3
Edited_by Denise; Teifi
Date_edited 23 July 2002; 04.09.2006
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