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Accession_Number REDMG:1935.87.31B
adlib_title Corinthian lekanis lid
Shape Lekanis lid
Shape_description Belongs with lekanis, REDMG:1935.87.31A
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 7/4
Decoration Lid: on the rim of the knob, black silhouetted triangles pointing outwards; below teh knob, black rays; four circles, the second and fourth red; round the edge below the animal zone a black band between two black lines; on the vertical rim a red band, and again a black band between lines. In the animal zone, on one side a palmette-lotus complex, flanked by a pair of sirens; on the other a siren flanked by a panther on the left and a lion on the right. Small incised circles on the body of teh panther, incisions on the lion. Field ornaments include rings of dots with or without a circle at the centre, scattered dots, amorphous and cruciform rosettes with incisions crossing at centre, rosettes with incisions forming small arcs facing away from the center. Some remains of added red on neck, breast, and tail of sphinxes, heart of palmette and petals of lotus. Inside of lid reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Large rim section broken off and chips to knob handle. Decoration has badly worn off, especially on the animal zone. Chips to knob handle. White deposits on underside.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Middle Corinthian
Date 600-575
Dating_details
Artist Delicate Group
Attribution Attributed by Amyx
Image
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Oblique view of a Corinthian lekanis lid, decorated with an animal freize.
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Side view of a lid of a Corinthian lekanis, decorated with panthers and sirens.
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Side view of a lid of a Corinthian lekanis, decorated with panthers and sirens.
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Top view of a lid of a Corinthian lekanis, decorated with panthers and sirens.
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Interior view of Corinthian lekanis lid.
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Side view of Corinthian lekanis.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 7.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 5.6
Diameters 12.7
Handle_height 1.4
Other_dims. H. with lid 11.0; diam. with handles 17.0
Location Timeline 2b bottom
Edited_by Denise
Date_edited 23.08.2002
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