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Accession_Number 52.3.2
adlib_title Attic red figure squat lekythos
Shape Squat lekythos
Shape_description Flat rim; tall mouth sloping in towards thin neck; handle curves up from top of neck, then down to body; groove separates rounded body from flat foot
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Flared, cup mouth, black in and out and on rim. Neck is black, as is handle, except for a palmette pattern at base. Intricate tongue pattern around base of neck with a circular palmette pattern below. Main design, from left to right, shows Eutychia (EUTUXIA) standing to the right, holding a box in her left hand, with a string of embossed flowers (?) hanging down from her right hand. Beside her is a diphros with a cushion. Aphrodite ([A]FRODITH) sits, profile to left, in the centre and to left is small Himeros (IMEROS) in white, holding a wreath. To her right is a standing Makaria ([MAK]ARIA). Black egg pattern beneath main design. Moulded foot ring with grooves around the side. Black on top but reserved underneath.
Inscriptions
Condition Body and base surfaces are terribly damaged with large chunks missing although these do not go all the way through. Paint worn from inside mouth. Glaze and paint remain relatively undamaged on areas that have not been chipped away.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 425-400
Dating_details
Artist Makaria Painter
Attribution Beazley: ARV2 1330.7
Image
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Front view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing the main design, Aphrodite seated in the centre.
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Left side view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Eutychia carrying a box and string of flowers (?).
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2003.93.0320.jpg
Back view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing handle and palmette design beneath.
Attic red-figure squat lekythos; detail depicting the head of Eutychia (Good Fortune) and dipinto indicating her name.
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2003.99.0001.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Eutychia (good fortune) standing profile to the right and holding a box, her name indicated above.
View of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body where small Himeros (white) is holding a wreath.
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2003.99.0002.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Himeros and Aphrodite (both labelled).
View of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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2003.99.0003.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing figure of standing Makaria to the right of Aphrodite (labelled).
View of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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2003.99.0004.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Makaria, attendant to Aphrodite (right).
View of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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2003.99.0005.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Makaria, attendant to Aphrodite (labelled).
View of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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2003.99.0006.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing hand of Makaria and damage to decoration.
Detail of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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2003.99.0007.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Aphrodite (labelled).
Detail of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body.
2003.99.0008.jpg
2003.99.0008.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Himeros (labelled), holding a wreath.
Detail of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing part of the main design on the body where Eutychia is standing holding a box in her left hand.
2003.99.0009.jpg
2003.99.0009.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Eutychia (labelled) standing profile to the right and holding a box in her left hand.
Close view of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Eutychia standing holding box in her left hand.
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2003.99.0010.jpg
Detailed view of the body of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Eutychia (labelled) standing profile to the right and holding a box in her left hand.
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2004.08.0007.jpg
Detailed view of the front of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Aphrodite seated among attendants.
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2004.08.0008.jpg
Detailed view of the right side of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Makaria and other attendants of Aphrodite.
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2004.08.0009.jpg
Detailed view of the front of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Aphrodite seated among attendants.
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2004.08.0010.jpg
Detailed view of the left side of the body of an Attic red-figure squat lekythos, showing Eutychia and others attending Aphrodite.
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Detailed view of the left side of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Eutychia and Himeros, attendants to Aphrodite.
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2004.08.0012.jpg
Detailed view of the right side of the body of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing Makaria, attendant to Aphrodite.
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Back view of an Attic red-figured squat lekythos, showing palmette designs below the vertical handle.
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2005.88.0085.jpg

Comparanda
Bibliography Sotheby Cat. 21 June 1899, no. 362; ARV2 1330.7; Ure 1963, 61 no. 19, fig. 16; Para 479; Add2 365; Cecil Smith, Cat 76; J.D. Beazley, AJA 61 (1957) 8, xxii; H.A. Shapiro, Personifications in Greek Art (1993) 238.33, 88, fig. 42, 117, fig. 68, 172, fig. 132; LIMC 4, 126 s.v. Eutychia no. 3; LIMC 5 s.v. Himeros no. 9; H.R. Immerwahr, A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (1998) 4.1836 no. 6878; A.C. Smith, Personifications (forthcoming).
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 220682
Height 14.2
Diameters Mouth 3.7; neck 1.8; body 8.1; base 6.4
Handle_height 5.2
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 11.01.2006; 04.08.2006
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