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Accession_Number 60.8.3A-B
adlib_title Euboean floral ware Lekanis with lid
Shape Lekanis with lid
Shape_description Lid: three tiered round knob with central, nearly conical well; short concave stem curving above and below into knob and lid; nearly flat lid tapering gently to a short vertical rim, rounded at both edges. The underside is slightly hollowed under the knob. Lekanis: shallow bowl with a short nearly vertical flange, rounded at the lip, straight but tapering walls, slightly carinated and narrowing, with convex lower portion, to a very short stem, on a rounded disk foot, with a flat resting surface, curved on the underside, with a rounded point at the centre. A wishbone handle rises from the top of the wall, on either side; a lug protrudes from either side of each handle.Ure 1960, 216 notes that what remains of the one handle indicates that it was pointed (wish-bone shaped) at the centre as well as rounded in section.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Lid: lowest tier of knob black, upper tiers reserved. Stem and band around stem black, then another black band, main design of trident-lotuses and palmettes. Side of lid black, underside reserved.Lekanis: interior black with a streaky spiral pattern through which the clay shows; handles originally black; broken wave pattern around outside of rim, then black band; lower part of body, outside of footring and resting surface black; base reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Missing one handle, remaining handle chipped at point. Black worn/misfired (?) to red on lower part of body. Exterior decoration slightly worn and chipped all over. Side of lid chipped, one rejoined piece adjacent to large missing piece.
Technique/Style Floral ware
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 4 c.
Dating_details
Artist Group of the Reading Lekanis
Attribution Ure 1960, 216.
Image
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing broken wave pattern and part of interior.
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Top view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing roughly glossed black interior and broken handle.
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Bottom view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing worn/misfired (?) red base.
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Oblique view, from slightly above, a Euboean floral-ware lekane lid, showing palmette decoration and three tiered knob.
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Bottom view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane lid, showing reserved interior surface.
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Front view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing palmette and broken wave decoration.
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Front view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing the remaining handle and the damage on the lid
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oblique view from above of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing palmette and broken waves decoration.
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Top view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing roughly glossed black interior and broken handle.
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oblique view from above of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing palmette and broken waves decoration.
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Back view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing the handles (left one missing and right one broken)
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Right side view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing broken handle.
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Front view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing the remaining handle and the damage on the lid
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Left side view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane with lid, showing missing handle.
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Over head view of the lid of a Euboean floral-ware lekane.
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Particular of the decor on the lid of a Euboean floral-ware lekane.
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View of the inside of the lid of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing damage.
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over head view of the interior of a Euboean floral-ware lekane.
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View of the base of a Euboean floral-ware lekane.
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Side view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane lid, showing three tiered knob.
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Front view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing broken wave pattern and the one remaining handle.
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Left side view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing broken wave pattern and missing handle.
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Back view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing broken wave pattern and the one remaining handle.
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Right side view of a Euboean floral-ware lekane, showing broken wave pattern and the remaining pieces of the handle.
Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1960, 216 no. 30, pl. 57.2,4; Ure 1970, 266, pl. 69e.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height Total 8.1; lid 3.9; lekanis 4.9
Diameters Lid: knob 3.4; stem 1.9; lid 10.9 (ext.) 10.4 (int.). Lekanis: flange 9.5 (int.), 10.0 (ext.) body 10.7; stem 4.5; foot 5.0
Handle_height 2.2
Other_dims. H. knob (incl. stem) 1.7
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Teifi; Amy; Joana Varela
Date_edited 05.09.2006; 10.08.2011; 24.04.2017
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