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Accession_Number 50.4.7
adlib_title Attic black figure; white ground; incised lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Small dimensions. Flaring mouth. Tall cylindrical neck, strap hanlde connecting the lower part of the neck with the shoulder. Almost flat shoulder.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/8
Decoration The exterior and interior of the mouth, as well as exterior of handle are painted black. The top of the mouth and the underside of the handle reserved. Shoulder decorated with two rows of blakc painted rays. Those of the upper row are short. The body is decorated in the white-ground technique. Decoration on front of body; at top a band with geometric meander pattern, framed by thin black bands. In a square framed by thin black bands, net pattern. The lower of the body, the small stem and the upper part of the base are black. On the lower part of the body, the glae has not been applied carefully leaving thin lines on the colour of the clay. The exterior of the foot and the underisde are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth and upper part of the neck assembled from a number of small fragments (repaired by Cameron Hahn, 17.08.2005). Large chip on shoulder, smaller on neck and small chip on foot.Quite ggod quality of glaze that retians its shine. Net pattern designe dcarefully although the maendar is quite rough. Scratces on the body.
Technique/Style Black figure; white ground; incised
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 5.-4.c
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Profile drawing of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration.
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Oblique left side view of an Attic white-ground lekythos with black decoration.
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Left side view of Attic white-ground lekythos showing handle and black net pattern on body.
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Back view of Attic white-ground lekythos showing black handle and rim.
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Right side view of Attic white-ground lekythos showing handle and black net pattern and meander as well on body.
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Front view of Attic white-ground lekythos showing black net pattern and meander on body.
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Over head view of Attic white-ground lekythos on its side, showing mouth, rim decoration black painted rays on the shoulder.
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Bottom view of an Attic white-ground lekythos.
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Bottom view of an Attic white-ground lekythos showing the original colour of clay.
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Height 10.7
Diameters Mouth 2.6; shoulder 3.8; base 2.7
Handle_height 2.7
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Kinsey; Teifi; Julia
Date_edited 23.07.2003; 06.01.2006; 27.07.2006; 23.05.2016
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