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Accession_Number 56.8.8
adlib_title Euboean: Eretrian black figure lekanis
Shape Lekanis
Shape_description The body is conical, widening towards the top. The rim has horizontal sides and a small lip at the top. The band handles are almost ellipsoid, with peaked terminations. Ribbon handles. The base is in the shape of an inverted echinus (a conical stand?).
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean: Eretrian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration On the exterior of the rim, S pattern. A fight of three warriors between onlookers; on the left, an onlooker between two runners, on the right, a runner between two onlookers and at the back a floral motif (lotus-palmette cross?): Two semi-spherical palmettes chained in the middle by circular bands, dotted in the centre, and held on a columnar motif with similar (only more conical) palmettes as endings (top and bottom) by black strips. Many of the figures appear to be holding spears (in the case of warriors) or have in front of them the same attribute (long, thin, vertical or diagonal lines). There are variations in the rendering of armour, hairstyles and drapery, mostly executed by incisions. The scene is framed by bands, top and bottom. Above the top band is a reserved circle, a thin, red, circular band and then the vessel is black up to the base where there is another red circular band. The interior of the footring is black. The broad, reserved base has a black circle inside a black band in the centre. Additionally, there are six dots (four are bigger) placed randomly on the reserved area of the bottom. Interior: The surface is black from the rim to the tondo, except for two, red, concentric bands approximately 1 cm within the carination, and a similar red band framing the tondo. Inside the tondo is a representaion of a cock in profile to the right with a flower-bud emerging in the background. Red paint: tail, wings. Moreover, incised over the red ring surrounding the tondo there is a mercantile graffito (?). The handles are black but reserved within. The underside of the foot decorated with black dot at the centre, surrounded by black band and 6 black dots around it, uncanonically placed
Inscriptions Graffito: A.D. Ure took this mark to be commercial, but A.W. Johnston suggested otherwise (as a large amount of the vase was otherwise available and more suitable for such marking).
Condition The vase is reconstructed from many fragments. Bits have peeled and pitted off, and there are a few gouges. Gloss is lustreless, parts flaked off on the interior, handles, foot. At parts of the rim and the handles fired brownish.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525 BC
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2003.95.0100.jpg
2003.95.0100.jpg
Bottom view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the exterior with runners, onlookers and fighters, and the base.
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Detailed view of the bottom of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the base.
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Detailed view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a wavy handle.
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Detailed view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a wavy handle.
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Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim.
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2003.95.0105.jpg
2003.95.0105.jpg
Detailed view of the tondo of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a cock with a leaf shaped motif emerging from his back.
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2003.95.0106.jpg
Top view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the cock motif in the tondo, and the wavy handles.
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2003.95.0107.jpg
Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim, and the black exterior of the footring.
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2004.02.0001.jpg
2004.02.0001.jpg
Detailed view of the exterior of an Euboean lekanis, showing women among warriors and youths.
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2004.02.0002.jpg
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Detailed view of part of the exterior decoration of an Euboean lekanis, showing a floral motif dividing human figures.
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2004.02.0003.jpg
2004.02.0003.jpg
Detailed view of the interior of an Euboean lekanis, showing a cock facing right.
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2004.02.0004.jpg
2004.02.0004.jpg
Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim, and the wavy handles.
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2004.02.0005.jpg
2004.02.0005.jpg
Detailed view of the exterior of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing three warriors fighting.
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2004.02.0006.jpg
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Detailed view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a runner between two onlookers, above a handle.
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2004.02.0007.jpg
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Bottom view of the exterior of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing warriors, onlookers and runners.
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2007.01.0043.jpg
2007.01.0043.jpg
Top view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the cock motif in the tondo, and the wavy handles.
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2007.01.0168.jpg
2007.01.0168.jpg
Detailed view of the exterior of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a runner between two onlookers, above a handle.
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2007.01.0169.jpg
Detailed view of the exterior of an Euboean lekanis, showing women among warriors and youths.
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2011.98.0001.jpg
2011.98.0001.jpg
Oblique top view of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0002.jpg
Detail view of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0003.jpg
2011.98.0003.jpg
Detail view of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0004.jpg
2011.98.0004.jpg
Detail view of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors.
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2011.98.0005.jpg
2011.98.0005.jpg
Detail view of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0006.jpg
2011.98.0006.jpg
Oblique top view of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0007.jpg
2011.98.0007.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a a warrior, striding to the left, with spear, scabbard, and hoplite shield.
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2011.98.0008.jpg
2011.98.0008.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a a warrior, with spear, scabbard, and hoplite shield, between two other warriors.
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2011.98.0009.jpg
2011.98.0009.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a warrior, with spear, scabbard, and hoplite shield, fighting another warrior to the right.
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2011.98.0010.jpg
2011.98.0010.jpg
Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim.
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2011.98.0011.jpg
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Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim and the front of the handle.
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2011.98.0012.jpg
2011.98.0012.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a runner between two onlookers, above a handle.
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2011.98.0013.jpg
2011.98.0013.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the onlooker on the right of a runner.
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2011.98.0014.jpg
2011.98.0014.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a runner.
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2011.98.0015.jpg
2011.98.0015.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the onlooker on the left of a runner.
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2011.98.0016.jpg
2011.98.0016.jpg
Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim.
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2011.98.0017.jpg
2011.98.0017.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a youth.
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2011.98.0018.jpg
2011.98.0018.jpg
Detail on the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a motif of semi-spherical palmettes and column.
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2011.98.0019.jpg
2011.98.0019.jpg
Side view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the thick wavy lines on the exterior of the rim and the front of the handle.
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2011.98.0020.jpg
2011.98.0020.jpg
Front view of part of an Euboean black-figure Lekanis, showing an onlooker on the left of the runner.
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2011.98.0021.jpg
2011.98.0021.jpg
Front view of part of an Euboean black-figure Lekanis, showing runner.
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2011.98.0022.jpg
2011.98.0022.jpg
Front view of part of an Euboean black-figure Lekanis, showing an onlooker on the right of the runner.
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2011.98.0023.jpg
2011.98.0023.jpg
Oblique bottom view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the exterior with runners, onlookers and fighters, and the base.
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2011.98.0024.jpg
2011.98.0024.jpg
Bottom view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the exterior with runners, onlookers and fighters, and the base.
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2011.98.0025.jpg
2011.98.0025.jpg
Top view of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing the cock motif in the tondo, and the wavy handles.
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2011.98.0026.jpg
2011.98.0026.jpg
Detailed view of the tondo of an Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a cock with a leaf shaped motif emerging from his back.
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2011.98.0030.jpg
2011.98.0030.jpg
Detail of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0036.jpg
2011.98.0036.jpg
Detail of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0051.jpg
2011.98.0051.jpg
Detail of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers.
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2011.98.0136.jpg
2011.98.0136.jpg
Detail of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers and a crack on the vase.
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Detail of the exterior of a Euboean black-figure lekanis, showing a triplet of warriors, between onlookers and a crack on the vase.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 58-60, no. 12, figs. 10-11; BICS 12 (1965) pls. 1-3; J. Boardman, BSA 68 (1973) 276; Johnston 1979, 6; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 9.2
Diameters Rim 32.5; base 12.5
Handle_height 2.6
Other_dims.
Location Citizenship
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey; Teifi, Joana Varela
Date_edited 04.06.2003; 06.01.2006; 21.08.2006; 05.04.2017
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