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Accession_Number REDMG:1926.99.54
adlib_title Attic black figure; added white; incised lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Chimney mouth (missing), offset slightly from a tall cylindrical neck, which broadens to a slightly diagonal shoulder. Small strap handle arches up from just below the mouth and rejoins at the bottom of the shoulder; below a carination at shoulder is a cylindrical body, tapering towards the base, and then sharply narrowing to a short stem, attached to a moulded pedestal foot, with a profile that is slightly convex; the slightly concave underside has a conical indentation at centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Mouth black interior and exterior; reserved neck; black on exterior of handle; band of black vertical bars above white band decorated black rays on shoulder, extending to carination. Body, top: white band decorated with two rows of black dots joined by a thin black zigzag (at front, only), above two black lines; figural scene (front only); white band; black band between two black lines; black to foot and on top of foot; otherwise reserved. Figural scene is of a chariot behind which stand three draped female figures (two women, standing profile to right, towards a third figure, standing profile to left. A fourth female figure sits profile to left, in front of the chariot. All four figures are draped, wreathed (with red bands), and have white faces.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth missing. White is faded and stained gray on the shoulder; some of the black glaze has chipped off.
Technique/Style Black figure; added white; incised
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 450
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group
Attribution Perhaps by the
Image
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2001.99.0063.jpg
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3/4-left side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing three figures behind a chariot.
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2001.99.0064.jpg
2001.99.0064.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing three figures and two horses.
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2001.99.0065.jpg
2001.99.0065.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the front of the chariot and a seated figure.
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2001.99.0066.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the front of the chariot and a seated figure.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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2001.99.0068.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the shoulder.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing three figures and two horses.
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the front of the chariot and a seated figure.
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2003.97.0463.jpg
2003.97.0463.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a chariot scene.
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2003.97.0464.jpg
2003.97.0464.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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Top view of Attic black-figure lekythos showing the broken mouth and the top of the handle and shoulder.
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2003.97.0466.jpg
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Bottom view of Attic black-figure lekythos, showing reserved base and bottom of body.
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Beazley_DB
Height 13.3
Diameters Body 4.8; base 3.5
Handle_height 3.0
Other_dims.
Location Citizenship
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 06.01.2006
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