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Accession_Number 52.3.4
adlib_title Boeotian black figure; incision on interior figure. lekanis
Shape Lekanis
Shape_description Slightly convex, slanted, overhanging lip, rounded at the edge, on a slightly concave tapering rim, slightly offset from the lower bowl that curves sharply to a tall conical foot, rounded at the edge, with flat resting surface and a slightly convex underside. On either side of the rim is attached a horizontal, u-shaped ribbon handle, between a pair of lugs (handle and lugs broken off on one side).
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Interior: black spots on lip; alternating black and reserved bands on interior (restored), surrounding a tondo decorated with sphinx, profile to the right. Exterior: Rim decorated with a band of zigzags, slanted to the right; body decorated with an animal frieze, above two thick black bands; exterior of handles and foot glazed black (restored). The animal frieze shows (from under the preserved handle): a water bird, left wing outspread, profile to the right; billy-goats (4) grazing profile to left, alternating with panthers (3), profile to the right, each with left forepaw raised and head frontal; spots of varying sizes in the field.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 40 or more pieces, rejoined, with some restroations, but missing handle and lugs on one side. Much repainting on handle, rim, and interior, but animal details are largely original. Complete apart from one of the handles. It has been reconstructed from many pieces and parts are modern fillings.The contours of the black bands inside are fired red. Badly restored.
Technique/Style Black figure; incision on interior figure.
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Image
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2007.99.0074.jpg
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Top view of the interior of lekanis.
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Top view of the interior of lekanis.
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Angled view of base and exterior of lekanis to the right of the handle.
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis.
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Angled view of base and exterior of lekanis to the left of the handle.
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis.
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis.
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis showing a panther and a goat.
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis displaying a panther.
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Top view of the interior of lekanis.
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Top view of the interior of lekanis.
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Angled view of base and side of lekanis to the right of the handle.
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Detailed view of exterior side decoration of lekanis.
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Angled view of base of lekanis.
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Detailed view of exterior side decoration of lekanis.
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis.
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2007.99.0156.jpg
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis showing a panther and a goat.
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2007.99.0157.jpg
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Detailed view of exterior decoration of lekanis displaying a panther.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Seltman 1933 plate 3b
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 9.4
Diameters Rim 37.7 (ext.), 33.8 (int.); foot 15.6 (ext.), 11.6 (int.)
Handle_height 2.7
Other_dims. Handle length including spurs:13.3; W. handle 3.8; W. across handle 41.6
Location Warfare
Edited_by Laura; Nicky; Amy
Date_edited 01.03.2007; 16.08.2011
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