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Accession_Number 80.7.1
adlib_title Boeotian black figure; incision. lekanis
Shape Lekanis
Shape_description Large lekanis with a 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 Interior glazed black, except a reserved band around the bottom of the bowl. Lip, lugs and exterior of handles also glazed black. Exterior: a band of lotus leaves on the rim, and a figural frieze on the body, with black bands above and below it; another black band just above the foot; the exterior and interior sides of the foot ring are black, while the resting surface is reserved; the underside is reserved, except for a black dot with black and red circles (one each) around it. The figural frieze shows: two confronting sirens, in profile, on either side of an inverse lotus bud; a water bird, profile to the left, turning its head profile to the right, back over its bod; two confronting panthers, both turning their heads to the front, on either side of an inverse lotus bud; another water bird, similar to the first except its beak touches its back. A 6-pointed star decorates the field beneath each creature.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 25 of more rejoined pieces, preserving almost the entire vase. The surface, both glazed and reserved areas, have been heavily eroded, especially on interior, rim, handles, and one side of the exterior (around the siren on the right). The surface is also scratched. and stained gray in places
Technique/Style Black figure; incision.
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550
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Image
2002.97.0309.jpg
2002.97.0309.jpg
Top view of the interior of a black-figure Boeotian lekanis, showing the black interior with a reserved band.
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2002.97.0310.jpg
2002.97.0310.jpg
Bottom view of the underside of a black-figure Boeotian lekanis, showing the main design on the body of sirens, panthers and birds.
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2005.88.0049.jpg
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2005.89.0073.jpg
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2007.01.0046.jpg
2007.01.0046.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian lekanis.
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2010.98.0001.jpg
2010.98.0001.jpg
Front view of the underside of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing sirens, panthers and birds.
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2010.98.0002.jpg
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Side view of the underside of a terracotta, Boeotian, black-figure lekanis, showing sirens, panthers and birds.
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2010.98.0220.jpg
2010.98.0220.jpg
Top view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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2010.98.0221.jpg
2010.98.0221.jpg
Top view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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2010.98.0222.jpg
2010.98.0222.jpg
Top view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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2010.98.0223.jpg
2010.98.0223.jpg
Top view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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2010.98.0224.jpg
2010.98.0224.jpg
Detail of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying a panther.
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2010.98.0225.jpg
2010.98.0225.jpg
Detail of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying a swan.
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2010.98.0226.jpg
2010.98.0226.jpg
Detail of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying a siren.
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2010.98.0227.jpg
2010.98.0227.jpg
Detail of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying a panther.
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2010.98.0228.jpg
2010.98.0228.jpg
Detail of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying a swan.
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2010.98.0229.jpg
2010.98.0229.jpg
Detail of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying a siren.
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2010.98.0230.jpg
2010.98.0230.jpg
Interior view of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis.
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2010.98.0231.jpg
2010.98.0231.jpg
Oblique interior view of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis.
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2010.98.0232.jpg
2010.98.0232.jpg
Side view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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2010.98.0233.jpg
2010.98.0233.jpg
Side view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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2011.03.0034.jpg
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Top view of the underside of a black-figure, Boeotian lekanis, displaying animals.
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Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.6
Diameters Mouth 31.4; foot 9.2
Handle_height 2.3
Other_dims. L. of handle 5.3
Location Greece
Edited_by Georgina; Kinsey; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 08.08.02; 09.01.2006; 22.08.2006; 16.08.2011
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