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Accession_Number REDMG:1935.87.3
adlib_title Apulian red figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Mouth has flat rim and flares upwards.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/4
Decoration Black inside, outside and rim. Handle is black all over as is top half of neck. Lower half of neck has an umbrella pattern with 12 tongues on top. Large palmette with tendrils under handle on body and tendrils either side of scene. Scene is a woman standing, facing right, holding mirror in right hand and a box in left looking at seated Eros who is holding a mirror in his right hand. Added yellow over white, and white on Eros's wings, mirrors, box and headresses. Traces of miltos. Reserved band beneath scene. Black foot but reserved resting surface and base. (Modern) red cross drawn on base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Underside of mouth is slightly chipped. Areas of white deposit around the body and handle.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Hellenistic
Date 350-300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view, from below, of the side of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, shows a palmette beneath the handle.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, showing the design.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, showing Eros. and the handle.
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Detailed view of the base of an Apulian red-figure lekythos.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure lekthos showing a woman with a box.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, showing Eros.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, showing a palmette beneath the handle.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, showing the mouth.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure lekythos, showing the base.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 31.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 18.1
Diameters Mouth 4.9; body 9.0; base 6.5
Handle_height 5.6
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Karen
Date_edited 9.09.2002; 21.04.2004
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