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Accession_Number 50.4.19
adlib_title South Italian black glaze; ruddled; ribbed squat lekythos
Shape Squat lekythos
Shape_description The shape is nearly identical to that of a smaller lekythos from the Pantanello Necropolis at Metaponto, published by M. Elliott in Carter 1998, 2.684-85 SL10 (T 128-3), although the ribbing is more akin to that found on Pantanello SL9 (T 126-9). Cf. also Sicilian examples from Agrigento (especially AG 1331: de Miro 1962, 137, fig. 41c). See also 'comments' below.
Material Terracotta
Fabric South Italian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/4
Decoration Cup mouth with slightly out-turned rim and flat lip; narrow neck, bulbous body, broad raised base, and strap handle rising from the top of the neck, extending to the top of the body in a near right-angled shape. A slight ridge marks the join of neck and body. The body is decorated with 9 pairs of vertical grooves giving the appearance of a 'segmented orange'. Black glazed except on base, which is reserved and treated with red wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of rejoined pieces (check?). Gloss has lost some lustre; small chip to rim.
Technique/Style Black glaze; ruddled; ribbed
Provenance Said to be from Pompeii
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 325-300
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Artist
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Image
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Side profile view of a South Italian ribbed black-glazed squat lekythos, showing near right-angled handle and bulbous body.
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Left side view of a South Italian ribbed black-glazed squat lekythos, showing 'segmented' ribbing on body.
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Near right side view of a South Italian ribbed black-glazed squat lekythos, showing 'segmented' ribbing on body.
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Top view of a South Italian ribbed black-glazed squat lekythos, showing flat rim, interior, and start of ribbed decoration on body.
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Bottom view of a South Italian ribbed black-glazed squat lekythos, showing the reserved and red-washed base.
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Beazley_DB
Height 8.5
Diameters Mouth 2.7; body 7.0; base 5.2
Handle_height 3.6
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana Varela
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 24.11.2003; 16.01.2006; 16.08.2006; 05.04.2017
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