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Accession_Number 70.3.1
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cf. "Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery", P.N.Ure (ed.), p51 shape class M (see also 'Comments') - although lip is slightly more protrusive than the type indicates as its norm.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Chimney mouth is black inside and out but with a reserved lip. Neck and underneath of handle reserved. Shoulder has dots, rays. Body, from top to bottom, two rows black dots, scene. Scene shows a chariot travelling right at speed. Behind the chariot figure with long garment and helmet running to left (Athena?). White added to charioteer and back side of chariot. Black to top of stepped foot, the side of which is reserved.Incision carelessly used for horses. The lower part of the body black with the excepton of three thin reserved bands under the decorated zone. Foot reserved. Underside reserved, two incised concentric circles.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth and neck have been repaired. Large chip to foot. Chips to mouh and lower part of the body. Scratches on the body. Thinly applied gloss on the handle and the lower part of the bodt misfired brown. White deposit built up around foot and on its underside.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 475-450
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.93.0386.jpg
Right side view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing Athena running to the left.
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2003.93.0387.jpg
Front view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing a charioteer with his chariot, travelling towards Athena.
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2003.94.0008.jpg
Oblique right side view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing Athena running to the left.
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2003.94.0009.jpg
Right side view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing Athena running to the left.
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2003.94.0010.jpg
Back view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing black handle, top of neck and bottom of body.
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2003.94.0011.jpg
Left side view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing a chariot travelling right.
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2003.94.0012.jpg
Front view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing a charioteer with his chariot, travelling towards Athena.
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2003.94.0013.jpg
Top view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing shoulder decoration.
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2003.94.0014.jpg
Bottom view of a black-figure Attic lekythos, showing reserved base.
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2008.10.0045.jpg
Profile drawing of a the right side of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Beazley_DB
Height Mouth 2.5; body 12.7; base 3.0
Diameters 3.9 (body largest)
Handle_height 2.6
Other_dims.
Location 7.1.3
Edited_by Denise; Teifi; Jayne
Date_edited 16.09.2002; 23.08.2006; 22.03.2017
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