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Accession_Number 53.8.3
adlib_title Boeotian black figure; streaky glaze, especially patchy on the protome; black glaze fired red on the interior, on and above the handle to the right of the protome, and on the exterior, around the foot, most of rim, and \'pinecone\'. lekanis
Shape Lekanis
Shape_description Slightly convex, rounded, overhanging lip on a tall, tapering rim, a carination at the junction with the sharply sloping body or bowl of the lekanis, on a tall, sloping ring foot, with flat resting surface, angled walls on exterior and interior, and a nearly flat underside. On either side of the rim is attached a horizontal, u-shaped ribbon handle, between a pair of lugs.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/4
Decoration Lip and interior glazed black, except a ram protome, profile to right, at the centre of a reserved tondo, outlined with an orange band. Exterior: lotus petals on the rim, interrupted only by the glazed handles and lugs, above a a thin glazed band at the carination (mostly orange-red), an invertedanimal frieze on the body or bowl, above a pair of thin bands above a thick band; bands decorating the foot on exterior and interior vertical surfaces; underside decorated with concentric circles (black between two lighter orange circles, enclosed by two darker orange circles). The animal frieze shows (from just above the black handle): a panther advancing to the right, head frontal, licking the horns of a grazing deer, profile to the left, between two pinecones, with a dotted line above his back; a panther advancing to the left, head turned frontal, a dotted lozenge, a lion advancing to the right, tongue licking the horns of a deer grazing profile to the left, with a row of chevrons above; a dotted lozenge. Below each creature is a dotted bull's eye (comprised of central dot, surrounded by a band, surrounded by a circle of dots). Additional ornaments, including dots and chevrons, in the field.
Inscriptions
Condition Nearly complete, comprised of 14 or more rejoined pieces. Chips around the rim; worn surface, with scratches and yellow, sandy deposits on the exterior.
Technique/Style Black figure; streaky glaze, especially patchy on the protome; black glaze fired red on the interior, on and above the handle to the right of the protome, and on the exterior, around the foot, most of rim, and 'pinecone'.
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist Protome Painter
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0450.jpg
2002.97.0450.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian black-figure lekanis, showing a bull protome in the tondo.
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2002.97.0451.jpg
2002.97.0451.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian black-figure lekanis, showing a bull protome in the tondo.
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2002.97.0452.jpg
2002.97.0452.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-figure lekanis, showing the vertical lines on the rim.
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2002.97.0453.jpg
2002.97.0453.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing an animal frieze with panthers, goats, and a lion.
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2004.06.0010.jpg
2004.06.0010.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian lekanis, showing an animal frieze with panthers, goats, and a lion.
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2004.06.0011.jpg
2004.06.0011.jpg
View of the interior of a Boeotian lekanis, showing the forepart of a bull, facing right.
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2010.98.0017.jpg
2010.98.0017.jpg
Overhead view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing the forepart of a running bull, in the tondo.
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2010.98.0018.jpg
2010.98.0018.jpg
Overhead bottom view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing animals, including a goat, panther and a lion.
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2010.98.0019.jpg
2010.98.0019.jpg
Close-up detail of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing a lion.
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2010.98.0020.jpg
2010.98.0020.jpg
Close-up detail of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing a goat.
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2010.98.0021.jpg
2010.98.0021.jpg
Close-up detail of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing a panther.
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2010.98.0022.jpg
2010.98.0022.jpg
Close-up detail of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing a goat.
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2010.98.0023.jpg
2010.98.0023.jpg
Close-up detail of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing a panther.
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2010.98.0024.jpg
2010.98.0024.jpg
Oblique overhead view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing the forepart of a running bull, in the tondo.
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2010.98.0025.jpg
2010.98.0025.jpg
Oblique overhead view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing the forepart of a running bull, in the tondo.
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2010.98.0026.jpg
2010.98.0026.jpg
Close-up detail of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing the forepart of a running bull, in the tondo.
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2010.98.0027.jpg
2010.98.0027.jpg
Oblique bottom view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing animals, including a goat, panther and a lion.
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2010.98.0028.jpg
2010.98.0028.jpg
Side close-up view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing animals, including a goat, panther and a lion.
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2010.98.0029.jpg
2010.98.0029.jpg
Side bottom view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing animals, including a goat, panther and a lion.
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2010.98.0030.jpg
2010.98.0030.jpg
Side bottom view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing animals, including a goat, panther and a lion.
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2010.98.0031.jpg
2010.98.0031.jpg
Side bottom view of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing animals, including a goat, panther and a lion.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 57 no. 11, figs. 8-9; K. Kilinski, AJA 81 (1977) 59 no. 23, fig. 13; Nomend, Res. Arch. 1980 298 ns. 10, 14; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 6.3
Diameters Rim 28.7; base 8.8
Handle_height 1.9
Other_dims. W. across handles 33.7; W. lip 1.1.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Georgina; Kinsey; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 03.09.2002; 06.01.2006; 11.09.2006; 16.08.2011
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