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Accession_Number 50.5.3
adlib_title Euboean black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Rounded mouth, thin lip. Thick strap handle curves up from bottom of neck before descending to shoulder. Ring at the junction between neck and shoulder. Curivng shoulder towards the neck. Body inverted pear shape. Thin foot. Base convex underneath.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Shoulder: two cocks facing each other, heads downwards. Purple for comb and wattles. Body: two swans facing each other with their heads down and wings open: Added red on wings. It has faded on the left one. Added white bands on wings of swand and cocks that has mostly faded. The rest of the body is black, fired to brown. Ring on the junction of neck and shoulder, foot and handle black. Underside of the foot reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth and upper part of neck modern and intact handle. Most of the black has faded to a light brown color. The neck and mouth has been rebuilt by modern material. The surface appears in fairly good condition, except for some deep scratches around the neck. Left swan scratched face, right swan intact face. There are other small scratches on the surface and bit of flaking and chipping, especially around the edge of the foot.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500
Dating_details
Artist Dolphin Group
Attribution Beazley: ABV 457.3
Image
2002.97.0703.jpg
2002.97.0703.jpg
Left side view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos, showing a cock (shoulder) and a swan (body).
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2002.97.0704.jpg
2002.97.0704.jpg
Top view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth and shoulder.
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2002.97.0705.jpg
2002.97.0705.jpg
Back view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos, showing the handle and black band faded to red on lower half of body.
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2002.97.0706.jpg
2002.97.0706.jpg
Front view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos, showing two confronting swans.
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2002.97.0707.jpg
2002.97.0707.jpg
Bottom view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos laying on its side, showing the base.
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2003.64.0002.jpg
2003.64.0002.jpg
Left side view of a Euboeoan black-figure lekythos, showing birds, perhaps cocks (shoulder) and swans (upper body).
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2003.64.0008.jpg
2003.64.0008.jpg
Detail of a Euboeoan black-figure lekythos, showing a swan (upper body).
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2003.93.0348.jpg
2003.93.0348.jpg
Right side view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos, showing a cock (shoulder) and a swan (body).
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2003.93.0350.jpg
2003.93.0350.jpg
Front view of a Euboean black-figure lekythos, showing two confronting swans.
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2003.93.0352.jpg
2003.93.0352.jpg
Detail of a Euboeoan black-figure lekythos, showing a swan (upper body).
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2007.01.0001.jpg
2007.01.0001.jpg
Above, left side view of a Euboeoan black-figure lekythos, showing a cock (shoulder) and a swan (upper body).
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2007.01.0012.jpg
2007.01.0012.jpg
Above, right side view of a Euboeoan black-figure lekythos, showing a cock (shoulder) and a swan (upper body).
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2007.01.0015.jpg
2007.01.0015.jpg
Right side view of a Euboeoan black-figure lekythos, showing a cock and a swan.
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2007.01.0016.jpg
2007.01.0016.jpg
Front view of a lekythos showing the decoration on the shoulder and the body.
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Comparanda
Bibliography ABV 457.3
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 330226
Height 17.0
Diameters Rim 3.3; neck 1.9; body 8.4; foot 4.9
Handle_height 3.6
Other_dims.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 08.07.2003; 06.01.2006; 03.08.2006
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