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Accession_Number 50.10.4
adlib_title Attic red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth, a vertical, banded handle and a disk-shaped base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration The mouth is black inside and out with a reserved rim. The neck and underside of handle are also reserved, while the top of the handle is black. The shoulder is decorated with short lines and four palmettes (of which one is upside down) linked with tendrils. The back of the body is black and the front bears the representation of a draped woman in an unnaturalistic posture. She is facing right with her head and chest turned back to her left. She is holding a case (kiste? with drawers?) in her right hand and extends out her left (the gesture is as if holding a phiale). There is reserved line under her feet and the woman looks as if she stepps on it. Additionally, the foot's upper surface is black. There is also a small, concave section at the centre of the base.
Inscriptions
Condition The rim has been reconstructed from 2 fragments repaired. The handle has also been rejoined with the vessel and the whole of the upper part (from rim to end of shoulder) has been reattached to the body. The glaze is shiny in places but has begun to crack in others. There are also deposits on the rim, neck, shoulder and foot / base. Several bits have pitted off from the body.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450-425
Dating_details
Artist Painter of Reading 50.X.4; Carlsruhe Painter
Attribution Name vase of of the Painter of Reading 50 X 4 (ARV2 676.13), and 'Manner of the Carlsruhe Painter' (739.1), according to Beazley.
Image
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Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a woman with a box, running to the right.
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Left side view of an Attic red-figure lekythos.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a woman with a box, running to the right.
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Right side view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a woman with a box.
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Back view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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Top view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the mouth and some of the shoulder ornament.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the reserved base.
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Oblique view, from above, of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing the shoulder ornament.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure lekythos, showing a woman with a box, running to the right.
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Oblique view of an Attic lekythos, showing the line and palmette decoration on the shoulders and the woman holding a case on the body.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the woman facing right and holding a case.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the black body and part of the case that the woman is holding.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the handle and the black body.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the black body.
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Front view of part of an Attic lekythos, showing the woman facing right and holding a case.
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Front view of the top of an Attic lekythos, showing the palmette decoration on the shoulders.
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Front view of the top of an Attic lekythos, showing the palmette decoration on the shoulders.
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Front view of the bottom of an Attic lekythos, showing the base.
Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 60 no. 16, fig. 14; ARV2 676.13, 739.1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 207929
Height 15.9
Diameters Rim 3.8; base 4.5
Handle_height 3.9
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 06.06.2003; 11.01.2006; 06.05.2016
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